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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 02:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 50' South, Longitude: 144° 20' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.28 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"1034.15 miwest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 misouth1034.14 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 02:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 34' North, Longitude: 18° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.42 meters/second, 1513.5 km/hour, 940.5 miles/hour or 817.2 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' 58.9"940.20 miwest0° 02' 14.2"2.56 minorth940.09 mi
24 hours11° 39' 25.3"755.10 mieast0° 27' 02.9"31.01 minorth754.62 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Mount HagenFri 12:10 PM113 km70 miles61 nmSouth S
LaeFri 12:10 PM361 km225 miles195 nmSoutheast SE
JayapuraFri 11:10 AM476 km296 miles257 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port MoresbyFri 12:10 PM600 km373 miles324 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ManokwariFri 11:10 AM1223 km760 miles660 nmWest-northwest WNW
CairnsFri 12:10 PM1346 km836 miles727 nmSouth S
DarwinFri 11:40 AM1706 km1060 miles921 nmWest-southwest WSW
MelekeokFri 11:10 AM1739 km1081 miles939 nmNorthwest NW
HoniaraFri 1:10 PM1799 km1118 miles971 nmEast-southeast ESE
PalikirFri 1:10 PM2014 km1251 miles1087 nmNortheast NE
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