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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 03:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 52' South
Longitude: 124° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.27 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"1034.12 miwest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 misouth1034.11 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.1"5.12 miwest0° 23' 01.5"26.37 misouth26.86 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 03:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 37' North
Longitude: 0° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.28 meters/second, 1513.0 km/hour, 940.1 miles/hour or 817.0 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' 02.1"0.04 minorth15.67 mi
1 hour14° 30' 57.8"939.89 miwest0° 02' 06.8"2.42 minorth939.78 mi
24 hours11° 39' 42.8"755.18 mieast0° 24' 01.1"27.54 minorth754.68 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KendariFri 11:28 AM273 km170 miles148 nmWest-northwest WNW
AmbonFri 12:28 PM394 km245 miles213 nmEast-northeast ENE
DiliFri 12:28 PM417 km259 miles225 nmSouth-southeast SSE
SameFri 12:28 PM467 km290 miles252 nmSouth S
SuaiFri 12:28 PM495 km307 miles267 nmSouth S
EndeFri 11:28 AM562 km349 miles304 nmSouthwest SW
MakassarFri 11:28 AM601 km373 miles324 nmWest W
KupangFri 11:28 AM602 km374 miles325 nmSouth-southwest SSW
GorontaloFri 11:28 AM628 km390 miles339 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TernateFri 12:28 PM688 km427 miles371 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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