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Day and Night World Map

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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 02:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 51' South
Longitude: 139° 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"1034.14 miwest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 misouth1034.13 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.3"5.12 miwest0° 23' 01.8"26.38 misouth26.87 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 02:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 35' North
Longitude: 13° 38' 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"940.12 miwest0° 02' 12.2"2.53 minorth940.01 mi
24 hours11° 39' 29.9"755.12 mieast0° 26' 16.2"30.12 minorth754.63 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 AM298 km185 miles161 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mount HagenFri 12:30 PM555 km345 miles300 nmEast-southeast ESE
ManokwariFri 11:30 AM732 km455 miles395 nmNorthwest NW
LaeFri 12:30 PM874 km543 miles472 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port MoresbyFri 12:30 PM1006 km625 miles543 nmEast-southeast ESE
DarwinFri 12:00 Noon1257 km781 miles679 nmSouthwest SW
MelekeokFri 11:30 AM1462 km908 miles789 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CairnsFri 12:30 PM1510 km938 miles815 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DiliFri 11:30 AM1574 km978 miles850 nmWest-southwest WSW
ManadoFri 10:30 AM1757 km1092 miles949 nmWest-northwest WNW
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