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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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 02:04:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 36' South
Longitude: 145° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.72 meters/second, 1662.2 km/hour, 1032.8 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"1032.88 miwest0° 00' 57.2"1.09 misouth1032.87 mi
24 hours0° 04' 14.8"4.87 miwest0° 22' 53.8"26.22 misouth26.67 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 02:04:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 32' North
Longitude: 43° 17' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.38 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' 30.6"15.67 miwest0° 00' 02.3"0.05 misouth15.67 mi
1 hour14° 30' 43.2"940.12 miwest0° 02' 26.0"2.79 misouth940.25 mi
24 hours11° 41' 41.5"757.71 mieast1° 25' 03.6"97.53 misouth767.35 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Mount HagenSun 12:04 PM163 km101 miles88 nmWest W
LaeSun 12:04 PM191 km119 miles103 nmSoutheast SE
Port MoresbySun 12:04 PM457 km284 miles247 nmSouth-southeast SSE
JayapuraSun 11:04 AM648 km403 miles350 nmWest-northwest WNW
CairnsSun 12:04 PM1252 km778 miles676 nmSouth S
ManokwariSun 11:04 AM1393 km866 miles752 nmWest-northwest WNW
HoniaraSun 1:04 PM1631 km1013 miles881 nmEast-southeast ESE
DarwinSun 11:34 AM1798 km1117 miles971 nmWest-southwest WSW
MelekeokSun 11:04 AM1900 km1180 miles1026 nmNorthwest NW
PalikirSun 1:04 PM1960 km1218 miles1058 nmNortheast NE
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