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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

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 01:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 50' South, Longitude: 155° 07' 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"1034.10 miwest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 misouth1034.08 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.7"5.12 miwest0° 23' 01.8"26.38 misouth26.87 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 01:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 33' North, Longitude: 28° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.50 meters/second, 1513.8 km/hour, 940.6 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"0.04 minorth15.68 mi
1 hour14° 30' 59.5"940.32 miwest0° 02' 18.3"2.64 minorth940.20 mi
24 hours11° 39' 15.4"755.00 mieast0° 28' 43.0"32.93 minorth754.53 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BukaFri 11:28 AM82 km51 miles45 nmSouthwest SW
ArawaFri 11:28 AM163 km101 miles88 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GizoFri 12:28 PM410 km255 miles221 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HoniaraFri 12:28 PM739 km459 miles399 nmSoutheast SE
LaeFri 11:28 AM924 km574 miles499 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port MoresbyFri 11:28 AM1013 km630 miles547 nmWest-southwest WSW
PalikirFri 12:28 PM1343 km834 miles725 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YarenFri 1:28 PM1396 km867 miles754 nmEast-northeast ENE
JayapuraFri 10:28 AM1620 km1007 miles875 nmWest W
CairnsFri 11:28 AM1681 km1045 miles908 nmSouthwest SW
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