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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 01:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 50' South
Longitude: 156° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.29 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"1034.17 miwest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 misouth1034.16 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.7"5.13 miwest0° 23' 01.8"26.38 misouth26.87 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 01:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 33' North
Longitude: 30° 34' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.52 meters/second, 1513.9 km/hour, 940.7 miles/hour or 817.4 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' 59.6"940.41 miwest0° 02' 18.9"2.66 minorth940.30 mi
24 hours11° 39' 13.7"755.05 mieast0° 28' 59.0"33.24 minorth754.58 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ArawaFri 11:20 AM209 km130 miles113 nmSouthwest SW
GizoFri 12:20 PM362 km225 miles196 nmSouth S
HoniaraFri 12:20 PM615 km382 miles332 nmSoutheast SE
Port MoresbyFri 11:20 AM1181 km734 miles638 nmWest-southwest WSW
YarenFri 1:20 PM1218 km757 miles658 nmEast-northeast ENE
PalikirFri 12:20 PM1307 km812 miles706 nmNorth N
CairnsFri 11:20 AM1801 km1119 miles973 nmSouthwest SW
JayapuraFri 10:20 AM1809 km1124 miles977 nmWest W
Port VilaFri 12:20 PM1898 km1180 miles1025 nmSoutheast SE
TarawaFri 1:20 PM1926 km1197 miles1040 nmEast-northeast ENE
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