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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 Friday, October 12, 2012 at 02:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 7° 30' South
Longitude: 139° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.96 meters/second, 1655.9 km/hour, 1028.9 miles/hour or 894.1 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.15 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.15 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.3"1028.93 miwest0° 00' 56.3"1.07 misouth1028.91 mi
24 hours0° 03' 38.2"4.16 miwest0° 22' 27.1"25.72 misouth26.05 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 12, 2012 at 02:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 15' North
Longitude: 95° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.84 meters/second, 1608.6 km/hour, 999.6 miles/hour or 868.6 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.66 miwest0° 00' 11.7"0.23 misouth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 33.2"999.49 miwest0° 11' 49.1"13.54 misouth999.74 mi
24 hours11° 54' 58.5"820.88 mieast4° 53' 18.8"335.92 misouth888.99 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JayapuraFri 11:28 AM570 km354 miles308 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mount HagenFri 12:28 PM570 km354 miles308 nmEast-northeast ENE
LaeFri 12:28 PM848 km527 miles458 nmEast E
Port MoresbyFri 12:28 PM890 km553 miles480 nmEast-southeast ESE
ManokwariFri 11:28 AM940 km584 miles507 nmNorthwest NW
DarwinFri 11:58 AM1081 km672 miles584 nmWest-southwest WSW
CairnsFri 12:28 PM1254 km779 miles677 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DiliFri 11:28 AM1522 km946 miles822 nmWest W
MelekeokFri 11:28 AM1740 km1081 miles940 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Alice SpringsFri 11:58 AM1885 km1171 miles1018 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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