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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 01:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 50' South
Longitude: 151° 50' 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 01:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 33' North
Longitude: 25° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.48 meters/second, 1513.7 km/hour, 940.6 miles/hour or 817.3 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' 17.0"2.62 minorth940.21 mi
24 hours11° 39' 18.4"755.07 mieast0° 28' 12.6"32.35 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 11:40 AM442 km275 miles239 nmEast-southeast ESE
LaeFri 11:40 AM576 km358 miles311 nmWest-southwest WSW
GizoFri 12:40 PM662 km411 miles358 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port MoresbyFri 11:40 AM724 km450 miles391 nmSouthwest SW
HoniaraFri 12:40 PM1031 km641 miles557 nmEast-southeast ESE
JayapuraFri 10:40 AM1261 km784 miles681 nmWest-northwest WNW
PalikirFri 12:40 PM1478 km918 miles798 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CairnsFri 11:40 AM1491 km927 miles805 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YarenFri 1:40 PM1743 km1083 miles941 nmEast-northeast ENE
ManokwariFri 10:40 AM2023 km1257 miles1092 nmWest-northwest WNW
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