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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 Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 01:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 13' South
Longitude: 154° 45' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.02 meters/second, 1663.3 km/hour, 1033.5 miles/hour or 898.1 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' 10.9"1033.56 miwest0° 00' 57.4"1.10 misouth1033.54 mi
24 hours0° 04' 21.5"5.00 miwest0° 22' 58.1"26.31 misouth26.78 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 01:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 21° 02' North
Longitude: 40° 17' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.06 meters/second, 1508.6 km/hour, 937.4 miles/hour or 814.6 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.62 miwest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 minorth15.62 mi
1 hour14° 30' 45.5"937.16 miwest0° 00' 01.3"0.03 misouth937.16 mi
24 hours11° 42' 36.0"756.27 mieast0° 27' 38.5"31.69 misouth758.09 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ArawaSat 11:28 AM144 km89 miles78 nmSoutheast SE
GizoSat 12:28 PM394 km245 miles213 nmSoutheast SE
HoniaraSat 12:28 PM740 km460 miles399 nmSoutheast SE
LaeSat 11:28 AM876 km545 miles473 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port MoresbySat 11:28 AM958 km595 miles517 nmWest-southwest WSW
PalikirSat 12:28 PM1394 km866 miles753 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YarenSat 1:28 PM1447 km899 miles782 nmEast-northeast ENE
JayapuraSat 10:28 AM1588 km987 miles857 nmWest W
CairnsSat 11:28 AM1624 km1009 miles877 nmSouthwest SW
Port VilaSat 12:28 PM2024 km1258 miles1093 nmSoutheast SE
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