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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 03:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 45' South, Longitude: 119° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 457.25 meters/second, 1646.1 km/hour, 1022.8 miles/hour or 888.8 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"1022.82 miwest0° 00' 54.4"1.04 misouth1022.80 mi
24 hours0° 02' 46.3"3.15 miwest0° 21' 41.5"24.85 misouth25.05 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 03:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 03' South, Longitude: 156° 16' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.02 meters/second, 1504.9 km/hour, 935.1 miles/hour or 812.6 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' 04.0"0.08 misouth15.59 mi
1 hour14° 23' 06.5"934.84 miwest0° 03' 57.8"4.55 misouth934.65 mi
24 hours14° 45' 35.0"959.16 mieast0° 53' 49.8"61.72 misouth958.37 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RabaThu 11:46 AM166 km103 miles89 nmNorth-northwest NNW
EndeThu 11:46 AM256 km159 miles138 nmEast-northeast ENE
MataramThu 11:46 AM396 km246 miles214 nmWest-northwest WNW
KupangThu 11:46 AM449 km279 miles242 nmEast E
DenpasarThu 11:46 AM485 km301 miles262 nmWest-northwest WNW
MakassarThu 11:46 AM509 km316 miles275 nmNorth N
SingarajaThu 11:46 AM517 km321 miles279 nmWest-northwest WNW
SuaiThu 12:46 PM632 km393 miles341 nmEast E
SameThu 12:46 PM679 km422 miles367 nmEast E
DiliThu 12:46 PM679 km422 miles367 nmEast E
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