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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 2:28:00 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 02:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 28' South, Longitude: 140° 11' 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"17.24 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.24 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.5"1034.64 miWest0° 00' 57.7"1.10 miSouth1034.63 mi
24 hours0° 04' 33.2"5.23 miWest0° 23' 05.2"26.44 miSouth26.95 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 02:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 14' North, Longitude: 2° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.18 meters/second, 1527.0 km/hour, 948.9 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 miNorth15.81 mi
1 hour14° 31' 22.5"948.55 miWest0° 04' 25.8"5.08 miNorth948.35 mi
24 hours11° 31' 51.7"753.22 miEast1° 21' 05.1"92.96 miNorth755.80 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 AM220 km137 miles119 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mount HagenThu 12:28 PM475 km295 miles256 nmEast-southeast ESE
ManokwariThu 11:28 AM788 km490 miles425 nmWest-northwest WNW
LaeThu 12:28 PM795 km494 miles429 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port MoresbyThu 12:28 PM951 km591 miles513 nmSoutheast SE
DarwinThu 11:58 AM1356 km843 miles732 nmSouthwest SW
MelekeokThu 11:28 AM1460 km907 miles788 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CairnsThu 12:28 PM1508 km937 miles814 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DiliThu 11:28 AM1677 km1042 miles906 nmWest-southwest WSW
ManadoThu 10:28 AM1829 km1137 miles988 nmWest-northwest WNW

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