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Day and Night World Map

The map below shows the current position of the Sun and the Moon. It shows which parts of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 2:18:00 AM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 02:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 27' South, Longitude: 142° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.54 meters/second, 1665.1 km/hour, 1034.7 miles/hour or 899.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.24 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.24 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.5"1034.65 miWest0° 00' 57.7"1.10 miSouth1034.63 mi
24 hours0° 04' 33.2"5.24 miWest0° 23' 05.2"26.44 miSouth26.95 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 02:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 13' North, Longitude: 5° 16' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.21 meters/second, 1527.2 km/hour, 948.9 miles/hour or 824.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.82 miWest0° 00' 04.5"0.09 miNorth15.82 mi
1 hour14° 31' 22.6"948.63 miWest0° 04' 26.7"5.09 miNorth948.43 mi
24 hours11° 31' 47.7"753.21 miEast1° 21' 27.3"93.38 miNorth755.82 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Mount HagenThu 12:18 PM231 km144 miles125 nmSoutheast SE
JayapuraThu 11:18 AM305 km190 miles165 nmNorthwest NW
LaeThu 12:18 PM539 km335 miles291 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port MoresbyThu 12:18 PM743 km462 miles401 nmSoutheast SE
ManokwariThu 11:18 AM1037 km645 miles560 nmWest-northwest WNW
CairnsThu 12:18 PM1420 km882 miles766 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DarwinThu 11:48 AM1575 km979 miles850 nmSouthwest SW
MelekeokThu 11:18 AM1597 km992 miles862 nmNorthwest NW
DiliThu 11:18 AM1945 km1208 miles1050 nmWest-southwest WSW
HoniaraThu 1:18 PM1986 km1234 miles1072 nmEast-southeast ESE

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