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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 Monday, October 8, 2012 at 02:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 59' South
Longitude: 146° 37' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.41 meters/second, 1661.1 km/hour, 1032.1 miles/hour or 896.9 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.20 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.20 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.4"1032.18 miwest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 misouth1032.17 mi
24 hours0° 04' 08.2"4.74 miwest0° 22' 49.2"26.14 misouth26.56 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 02:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 08' North
Longitude: 55° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.17 meters/second, 1527.0 km/hour, 948.8 miles/hour or 824.5 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.81 miwest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 misouth15.82 mi
1 hour14° 30' 49.6"948.63 miwest0° 04' 43.6"5.42 misouth948.87 mi
24 hours11° 38' 17.5"760.76 mieast2° 18' 41.9"158.99 misouth782.17 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LaeMon 12:00 Noon93 km57 miles50 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Mount HagenMon 12:00 Noon264 km164 miles143 nmWest W
Port MoresbyMon 12:00 Noon389 km241 miles210 nmSouth S
JayapuraMon 11:00 AM758 km471 miles409 nmWest-northwest WNW
ArawaMon 12:00 Noon992 km616 miles535 nmEast E
CairnsMon 12:00 Noon1213 km754 miles655 nmSouth S
ManokwariMon 11:00 AM1504 km935 miles812 nmWest-northwest WNW
HoniaraMon 1:00 PM1520 km945 miles821 nmEast-southeast ESE
DarwinMon 11:30 AM1874 km1164 miles1012 nmWest-southwest WSW
PalikirMon 1:00 PM1919 km1193 miles1036 nmNortheast NE
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