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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

UTC time = Friday, October 5, 2012 at 1:48:00 AM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 01:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 50' South, Longitude: 150° 06' 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"1034.09 miWest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 miSouth1034.08 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 01:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 34' North, Longitude: 24° 04' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.47 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' 59.1"940.23 miWest0° 02' 16.4"2.61 miNorth940.12 mi
24 hours11° 39' 20.0"755.02 miEast0° 27' 56.5"32.04 miNorth754.55 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LaeFri 11:48 AM404 km251 miles218 nmWest-southwest WSW
BukaFri 11:48 AM510 km317 miles276 nmEast E
Port MoresbyFri 11:48 AM604 km375 miles326 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ArawaFri 11:48 AM624 km388 miles337 nmEast-southeast ESE
Mount HagenFri 11:48 AM661 km411 miles357 nmWest W
GizoFri 12:48 PM828 km515 miles447 nmEast-southeast ESE
JayapuraFri 10:48 AM1075 km668 miles580 nmWest-northwest WNW
HoniaraFri 12:48 PM1200 km746 miles648 nmEast-southeast ESE
CairnsFri 11:48 AM1418 km881 miles766 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PalikirFri 12:48 PM1578 km981 miles852 nmNortheast NE

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