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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

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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 01:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 36' South, Longitude: 154° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.73 meters/second, 1662.2 km/hour, 1032.9 miles/hour or 897.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.22 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.22 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.8"1032.90 miwest0° 00' 57.2"1.09 misouth1032.88 mi
24 hours0° 04' 15.1"4.88 miwest0° 22' 53.9"26.23 misouth26.68 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 01:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 34' North, Longitude: 51° 60' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.32 meters/second, 1513.1 km/hour, 940.2 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' 30.6"15.67 miwest0° 00' 02.3"0.04 misouth15.67 mi
1 hour14° 30' 43.1"939.98 miwest0° 02' 22.5"2.73 misouth940.10 mi
24 hours11° 41' 45.4"757.66 mieast1° 23' 40.8"95.94 misouth767.06 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ArawaSun 11:28 AM120 km75 miles65 nmSoutheast SE
GizoSun 12:28 PM366 km227 miles198 nmSoutheast SE
HoniaraSun 12:28 PM720 km447 miles389 nmSoutheast SE
LaeSun 11:28 AM861 km535 miles465 nmWest W
Port MoresbySun 11:28 AM931 km578 miles502 nmWest-southwest WSW
PalikirSun 12:28 PM1437 km893 miles776 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YarenSun 1:28 PM1470 km914 miles794 nmEast-northeast ENE
CairnsSun 11:28 AM1585 km985 miles856 nmSouthwest SW
JayapuraSun 10:28 AM1588 km987 miles858 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port VilaSun 12:28 PM2001 km1243 miles1080 nmSoutheast SE
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