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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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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 02:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 6° 22' South
Longitude: 143° 02' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.07 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"1031.43 miwest0° 00' 56.9"1.09 misouth1031.41 mi
24 hours0° 04' 01.0"4.60 miwest0° 22' 44.3"26.04 misouth26.45 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 02:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 16° 47' North
Longitude: 64° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.88 meters/second, 1547.6 km/hour, 961.6 miles/hour or 835.6 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"16.03 miwest0° 00' 06.8"0.13 misouth16.03 mi
1 hour14° 30' 59.3"961.43 miwest0° 06' 54.7"7.92 misouth961.75 mi
24 hours11° 34' 59.5"767.22 mieast3° 08' 55.7"216.51 misouth802.89 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Mount HagenTue 12:14 PM143 km89 miles77 nmEast-northeast ENE
LaeTue 12:14 PM438 km272 miles237 nmEast E
JayapuraTue 11:14 AM497 km309 miles268 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port MoresbyTue 12:14 PM570 km354 miles308 nmSoutheast SE
ManokwariTue 11:14 AM1168 km726 miles631 nmWest-northwest WNW
CairnsTue 12:14 PM1205 km749 miles650 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DarwinTue 11:44 AM1499 km931 miles809 nmWest-southwest WSW
MelekeokTue 11:14 AM1796 km1116 miles970 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HoniaraTue 1:14 PM1895 km1178 miles1023 nmEast-southeast ESE
DiliTue 11:14 AM1942 km1207 miles1049 nmWest W
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