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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

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 02:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 44' South, Longitude: 134° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 457.27 meters/second, 1646.2 km/hour, 1022.9 miles/hour or 888.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.05 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.05 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.0"1022.87 miwest0° 00' 54.4"1.04 misouth1022.84 mi
24 hours0° 02' 46.7"3.16 miwest0° 21' 41.9"24.86 misouth25.06 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 02:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 59' South, Longitude: 170° 39' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.21 meters/second, 1505.5 km/hour, 935.5 miles/hour or 812.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.0"15.59 miwest0° 00' 04.2"0.08 misouth15.59 mi
1 hour14° 23' 07.5"935.26 miwest0° 04' 06.7"4.71 misouth935.07 mi
24 hours345° 14' 18.3"959.70 miwest0° 57' 25.9"65.85 misouth959.00 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
DarwinThu 12:16 PM503 km312 miles271 nmSouthwest SW
BaucauThu 11:46 AM897 km558 miles484 nmWest W
AmbonThu 11:46 AM967 km601 miles522 nmNorthwest NW
SameThu 11:46 AM977 km607 miles528 nmWest W
ManokwariThu 11:46 AM981 km610 miles530 nmNorth N
DiliThu 11:46 AM991 km616 miles535 nmWest W
SuaiThu 11:46 AM1018 km632 miles550 nmWest W
JayapuraThu 11:46 AM1049 km652 miles566 nmNortheast NE
Port MoresbyThu 12:46 PM1391 km864 miles751 nmEast E
CairnsThu 12:46 PM1456 km905 miles786 nmSoutheast SE
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