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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 Friday, October 5, 2012 at 00:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 49' South
Longitude: 162° 20' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.30 meters/second, 1664.3 km/hour, 1034.1 miles/hour or 898.6 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' 11.3"1034.18 miwest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 misouth1034.17 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.8"5.13 miwest0° 23' 01.9"26.38 misouth26.87 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 00:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 32' North
Longitude: 35° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.56 meters/second, 1514.0 km/hour, 940.8 miles/hour or 817.5 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.68 miwest0° 00' 02.3"0.05 minorth15.68 mi
1 hour14° 30' 59.8"940.51 miwest0° 02' 21.0"2.70 minorth940.39 mi
24 hours11° 39' 08.5"755.03 mieast0° 29' 50.1"34.21 minorth754.57 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HoniaraFri 11:58 AM573 km356 miles310 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YarenFri 12:58 PM696 km433 miles376 nmNortheast NE
ArawaFri 10:58 AM766 km476 miles413 nmWest-southwest WSW
TarawaFri 12:58 PM1372 km853 miles741 nmEast-northeast ENE
PalikirFri 11:58 AM1378 km856 miles744 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port VilaFri 11:58 AM1570 km976 miles848 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MajuroFri 12:58 PM1650 km1025 miles891 nmNortheast NE
Port MoresbyFri 10:58 AM1749 km1087 miles944 nmWest-southwest WSW
FunafutiFri 12:58 PM1911 km1187 miles1032 nmEast-southeast ESE
CairnsFri 10:58 AM2248 km1397 miles1214 nmSouthwest SW
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