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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

UTC time = Monday, October 8, 2012 at 2:14:00 AM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 02:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 59' South, Longitude: 143° 23' 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"1032.10 miWest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 miSouth1032.09 mi
24 hours0° 04' 08.1"4.74 miWest0° 22' 49.2"26.13 miSouth26.56 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 02:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 07' North, Longitude: 52° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.22 meters/second, 1527.2 km/hour, 948.9 miles/hour or 824.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.82 miWest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 miSouth15.82 mi
1 hour14° 30' 49.6"948.66 miWest0° 04' 44.7"5.44 miSouth948.90 mi
24 hours11° 38' 15.4"760.75 miEast2° 19' 09.9"159.51 miSouth782.28 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Mount HagenMon 12:14 PM94 km59 miles51 nmEast E
LaeMon 12:14 PM407 km253 miles219 nmEast-southeast ESE
JayapuraMon 11:14 AM484 km301 miles261 nmNorthwest NW
Port MoresbyMon 12:14 PM568 km353 miles306 nmSoutheast SE
ManokwariMon 11:14 AM1181 km734 miles638 nmWest-northwest WNW
CairnsMon 12:14 PM1237 km769 miles668 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DarwinMon 11:44 AM1553 km965 miles838 nmWest-southwest WSW
MelekeokMon 11:14 AM1781 km1107 miles962 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HoniaraMon 1:14 PM1866 km1160 miles1008 nmEast-southeast ESE
DiliMon 11:14 AM1987 km1235 miles1073 nmWest W

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