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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 Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 01:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 26' South, Longitude: 154° 56' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.28 meters/second, 1642.6 km/hour, 1020.7 miles/hour or 886.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.01 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.01 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.3"1020.63 miwest0° 00' 53.7"1.03 misouth1020.61 mi
24 hours0° 02' 28.5"2.81 miwest0° 21' 24.2"24.52 misouth24.68 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 01:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 32' South, Longitude: 140° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.24 meters/second, 1502.1 km/hour, 933.3 miles/hour or 811.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"15.56 miwest0° 00' 02.7"0.05 minorth15.56 mi
1 hour14° 24' 12.8"933.12 miwest0° 02' 45.7"3.17 minorth933.27 mi
24 hours14° 00' 21.4"907.38 mieast1° 42' 07.6"117.09 minorth919.76 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
GizoSat 12:24 PM332 km206 miles179 nmNortheast NE
ArawaSat 11:24 AM470 km292 miles254 nmNorth N
BukaSat 11:24 AM553 km344 miles299 nmNorth N
HoniaraSat 12:24 PM562 km349 miles304 nmEast E
Port MoresbySat 11:24 AM856 km532 miles462 nmWest W
LaeSat 11:24 AM965 km599 miles521 nmWest-northwest WNW
CairnsSat 11:24 AM1223 km760 miles660 nmSouthwest SW
Port VilaSat 12:24 PM1655 km1029 miles894 nmEast-southeast ESE
YarenSat 1:24 PM1720 km1069 miles929 nmNortheast NE
JayapuraSat 10:24 AM1798 km1117 miles971 nmWest-northwest WNW
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