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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 Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 01:04:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 6° 21' South
Longitude: 160° 33' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.09 meters/second, 1659.9 km/hour, 1031.4 miles/hour or 896.3 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.19 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.19 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.1"1031.46 miwest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 misouth1031.45 mi
24 hours0° 04' 01.3"4.61 miwest0° 22' 44.5"26.05 misouth26.45 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 01:04:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 16° 55' North
Longitude: 81° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.57 meters/second, 1546.5 km/hour, 960.9 miles/hour or 835.0 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"16.02 miwest0° 00' 06.7"0.13 misouth16.02 mi
1 hour14° 30' 58.9"960.74 miwest0° 06' 48.6"7.81 misouth961.07 mi
24 hours11° 35' 06.1"766.80 mieast3° 06' 37.8"213.88 misouth801.77 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HoniaraTue 12:04 PM347 km215 miles187 nmSouth S
GizoTue 12:04 PM452 km281 miles244 nmWest-southwest WSW
ArawaTue 11:04 AM551 km342 miles298 nmWest W
YarenTue 1:04 PM957 km594 miles517 nmNortheast NE
PalikirTue 12:04 PM1491 km926 miles805 nmNorth N
Port MoresbyTue 11:04 AM1512 km939 miles816 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port VilaTue 12:04 PM1516 km942 miles819 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TarawaTue 1:04 PM1629 km1012 miles880 nmEast-northeast ENE
MajuroTue 1:04 PM1905 km1184 miles1029 nmNortheast NE
CairnsTue 11:04 AM1988 km1235 miles1073 nmSouthwest SW
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