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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 1:58:00 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 01:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 50' South, Longitude: 147° 36' 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"1034.08 miWest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 miSouth1034.07 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.5"5.12 miWest0° 23' 01.8"26.38 miSouth26.87 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 01:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 34' North, Longitude: 21° 39' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.45 meters/second, 1513.6 km/hour, 940.5 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' 59.0"940.19 miWest0° 02' 15.5"2.59 miNorth940.08 mi
24 hours11° 39' 22.4"755.03 miEast0° 27' 33.3"31.60 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 11:58 AM221 km137 miles119 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Mount HagenFri 11:58 AM391 km243 miles211 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port MoresbyFri 11:58 AM512 km318 miles277 nmSouth S
BukaFri 11:58 AM786 km488 miles424 nmEast E
JayapuraFri 10:58 AM808 km502 miles436 nmWest-northwest WNW
ArawaFri 11:58 AM895 km556 miles483 nmEast E
CairnsFri 11:58 AM1352 km840 miles730 nmSouth S
HoniaraFri 12:58 PM1455 km904 miles786 nmEast-southeast ESE
ManokwariFri 10:58 AM1568 km975 miles847 nmWest-northwest WNW
PalikirFri 12:58 PM1751 km1088 miles945 nmNortheast NE

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