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Day and Night World Map

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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

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 02:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 28' South
Longitude: 139° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.53 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"17.25 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.25 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.5"1034.71 miwest0° 00' 57.7"1.10 misouth1034.70 mi
24 hours0° 04' 33.2"5.23 miwest0° 23' 05.2"26.44 misouth26.96 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 02:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 14' North
Longitude: 2° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.17 meters/second, 1527.0 km/hour, 948.8 miles/hour or 824.5 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.81 miwest0° 00' 04.5"0.09 minorth15.82 mi
1 hour14° 31' 22.5"948.61 miwest0° 04' 25.7"5.08 minorth948.41 mi
24 hours11° 31' 52.2"753.28 mieast1° 21' 02.5"92.92 minorth755.85 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JayapuraThu 11:28 AM231 km143 miles124 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManokwariThu 11:28 AM761 km473 miles411 nmWest-northwest WNW
LaeThu 12:28 PM824 km512 miles445 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port MoresbyThu 12:28 PM976 km606 miles527 nmSoutheast SE
DarwinThu 11:58 AM1333 km828 miles720 nmSouthwest SW
MelekeokThu 11:28 AM1447 km899 miles781 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CairnsThu 12:28 PM1520 km945 miles821 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DiliThu 11:28 AM1647 km1024 miles890 nmWest-southwest WSW
ManadoThu 10:28 AM1800 km1119 miles972 nmWest-northwest WNW
GorontaloThu 10:28 AM1953 km1214 miles1055 nmWest-northwest WNW
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