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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 02:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 27' South, Longitude: 134° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.25 meters/second, 1642.5 km/hour, 1020.6 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"1020.49 miwest0° 00' 53.7"1.02 misouth1020.47 mi
24 hours0° 02' 27.9"2.80 miwest0° 21' 23.6"24.51 misouth24.67 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 02:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 28' South, Longitude: 160° 16' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.45 meters/second, 1502.8 km/hour, 933.8 miles/hour or 811.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.3"15.56 miwest0° 00' 02.9"0.06 minorth15.56 mi
1 hour14° 24' 17.7"933.54 miwest0° 02' 57.0"3.38 minorth933.69 mi
24 hours13° 58' 00.4"905.16 mieast1° 46' 16.9"121.84 minorth918.34 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
DarwinSat 12:18 PM429 km267 miles232 nmWest-southwest WSW
BaucauSat 11:48 AM879 km546 miles475 nmWest-northwest WNW
SameSat 11:48 AM952 km592 miles514 nmWest W
DiliSat 11:48 AM970 km603 miles524 nmWest-northwest WNW
SuaiSat 11:48 AM989 km615 miles534 nmWest W
AmbonSat 11:48 AM1000 km621 miles540 nmNorthwest NW
Tennant CreekSat 12:18 PM1018 km633 miles550 nmSouth S
ManokwariSat 11:48 AM1060 km658 miles572 nmNorth N
JayapuraSat 11:48 AM1132 km703 miles611 nmNortheast NE
Port MoresbySat 12:48 PM1428 km887 miles771 nmEast E
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