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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 2:30:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 02:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 51' South, Longitude: 139° 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"1034.07 miWest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 miSouth1034.06 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.3"5.12 miWest0° 23' 01.8"26.37 miSouth26.87 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 02:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 35' North, Longitude: 13° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.39 meters/second, 1513.4 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' 58.5"940.06 miWest0° 02' 12.3"2.53 miNorth939.95 mi
24 hours11° 39' 29.7"755.06 miEast0° 26' 18.8"30.17 miNorth754.58 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JayapuraFri 11:30 AM283 km176 miles153 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mount HagenFri 12:30 PM525 km326 miles283 nmEast-southeast ESE
ManokwariFri 11:30 AM757 km470 miles409 nmNorthwest NW
LaeFri 12:30 PM844 km524 miles456 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port MoresbyFri 12:30 PM980 km609 miles529 nmEast-southeast ESE
DarwinFri 12:00 Noon1280 km795 miles691 nmSouthwest SW
MelekeokFri 11:30 AM1473 km915 miles795 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CairnsFri 12:30 PM1496 km930 miles808 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DiliFri 11:30 AM1604 km997 miles866 nmWest-southwest WSW
ManadoFri 10:30 AM1785 km1109 miles964 nmWest-northwest WNW

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