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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 Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 02:04:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 6° 45' South
Longitude: 145° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 460.73 meters/second, 1658.6 km/hour, 1030.6 miles/hour or 895.6 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.18 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.18 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.9"1030.64 miwest0° 00' 56.7"1.08 misouth1030.63 mi
24 hours0° 03' 53.7"4.46 miwest0° 22' 39.0"25.94 misouth26.32 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 02:04:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 13° 40' North
Longitude: 78° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.32 meters/second, 1570.8 km/hour, 976.0 miles/hour or 848.1 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.27 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 misouth16.27 mi
1 hour14° 31' 04.5"975.89 miwest0° 08' 51.4"10.15 misouth976.25 mi
24 hours11° 34' 51.1"778.50 mieast3° 52' 28.1"266.34 misouth828.26 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LaeWed 12:04 PM167 km104 miles90 nmEast E
Port MoresbyWed 12:04 PM354 km220 miles191 nmSouth-southeast SSE
JayapuraWed 11:04 AM704 km438 miles380 nmNorthwest NW
CairnsWed 12:04 PM1126 km700 miles608 nmSouth S
ManokwariWed 11:04 AM1424 km885 miles769 nmWest-northwest WNW
HoniaraWed 1:04 PM1623 km1009 miles876 nmEast-southeast ESE
DarwinWed 11:34 AM1725 km1072 miles932 nmWest-southwest WSW
MelekeokWed 11:04 AM1983 km1232 miles1071 nmNorthwest NW
PalikirWed 1:04 PM2066 km1284 miles1116 nmNortheast NE
DiliWed 11:04 AM2204 km1370 miles1190 nmWest W
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