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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 2:18:00 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 02:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 51' South, Longitude: 142° 36' 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"17.23 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.23 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.3"1034.08 miWest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 miSouth1034.06 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.5"5.12 miWest0° 23' 01.8"26.37 miSouth26.87 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 02:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 35' North, Longitude: 16° 48' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.41 meters/second, 1513.5 km/hour, 940.4 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"15.67 miWest0° 00' 02.3"0.04 miNorth15.67 mi
1 hour14° 30' 58.8"940.11 miWest0° 02' 13.5"2.55 miNorth940.00 mi
24 hours11° 39' 27.0"755.05 miEast0° 26' 46.8"30.71 miNorth754.57 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 12:18 PM212 km132 miles115 nmEast-southeast ESE
JayapuraFri 11:18 AM331 km206 miles179 nmNorthwest NW
LaeFri 12:18 PM528 km328 miles285 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port MoresbyFri 12:18 PM718 km446 miles388 nmSoutheast SE
ManokwariFri 11:18 AM1047 km650 miles565 nmWest-northwest WNW
CairnsFri 12:18 PM1380 km858 miles745 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DarwinFri 11:48 AM1544 km959 miles834 nmSouthwest SW
MelekeokFri 11:18 AM1628 km1011 miles879 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DiliFri 11:18 AM1927 km1197 miles1040 nmWest-southwest WSW
HoniaraFri 1:18 PM1982 km1231 miles1070 nmEast-southeast ESE

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