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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: 154° 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 01:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 33' North, Longitude: 28° 38' 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"940.38 miwest0° 02' 18.2"2.64 minorth940.26 mi
24 hours11° 39' 15.7"755.06 mieast0° 28' 40.4"32.88 minorth754.59 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 AM69 km43 miles37 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ArawaFri 11:28 AM175 km109 miles94 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GizoFri 12:28 PM425 km264 miles230 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HoniaraFri 12:28 PM761 km473 miles411 nmSoutheast SE
LaeFri 11:28 AM894 km555 miles483 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port MoresbyFri 11:28 AM987 km613 miles533 nmWest-southwest WSW
PalikirFri 12:28 PM1351 km839 miles729 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YarenFri 1:28 PM1425 km886 miles770 nmEast-northeast ENE
JayapuraFri 10:28 AM1589 km987 miles858 nmWest W
CairnsFri 11:28 AM1663 km1033 miles898 nmSouthwest SW
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