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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 01:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 50' South
Longitude: 152° 20' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.29 meters/second, 1664.2 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"1034.16 miwest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 misouth1034.15 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.6"5.12 miwest0° 23' 01.8"26.38 misouth26.87 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 01:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 33' North
Longitude: 26° 13' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.48 meters/second, 1513.7 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' 59.3"940.33 miwest0° 02' 17.3"2.62 minorth940.22 mi
24 hours11° 39' 17.9"755.07 mieast0° 28' 17.3"32.44 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
ArawaFri 11:38 AM390 km243 miles211 nmEast-southeast ESE
LaeFri 11:38 AM628 km390 miles339 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port MoresbyFri 11:38 AM764 km475 miles412 nmSouthwest SW
HoniaraFri 12:38 PM984 km611 miles531 nmEast-southeast ESE
JayapuraFri 10:38 AM1316 km818 miles710 nmWest W
PalikirFri 12:38 PM1452 km902 miles784 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CairnsFri 11:38 AM1516 km942 miles819 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YarenFri 1:38 PM1690 km1050 miles913 nmEast-northeast ENE
ManokwariFri 10:38 AM2077 km1291 miles1122 nmWest-northwest WNW
Guam (Hagåtña)Fri 11:38 AM2191 km1361 miles1183 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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