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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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 02:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 10° 48' South
Longitude: 133° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.71 meters/second, 1640.6 km/hour, 1019.4 miles/hour or 885.8 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.99 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth16.99 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.0"1019.37 miwest0° 00' 53.3"1.02 misouth1019.34 mi
24 hours0° 02' 18.2"2.61 miwest0° 21' 13.9"24.32 misouth24.46 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 02:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 42' South
Longitude: 146° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.89 meters/second, 1522.4 km/hour, 946.0 miles/hour or 822.0 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.9"15.77 miwest0° 00' 05.9"0.11 minorth15.77 mi
1 hour14° 26' 01.3"945.81 miwest0° 05' 55.9"6.80 minorth946.11 mi
24 hours13° 12' 50.4"865.93 mieast2° 50' 24.1"195.32 minorth894.38 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
DarwinSun 12:18 PM379 km236 miles205 nmWest-southwest WSW
BaucauSun 11:48 AM856 km532 miles462 nmWest-northwest WNW
SameSun 11:48 AM925 km575 miles499 nmWest-northwest WNW
DiliSun 11:48 AM945 km587 miles510 nmWest-northwest WNW
SuaiSun 11:48 AM960 km597 miles518 nmWest W
Tennant CreekSun 12:18 PM979 km608 miles529 nmSouth S
AmbonSun 11:48 AM1007 km626 miles544 nmNorthwest NW
ManokwariSun 11:48 AM1099 km683 miles594 nmNorth N
JayapuraSun 11:48 AM1185 km736 miles640 nmNortheast NE
Alice SpringsSun 12:18 PM1427 km887 miles771 nmSouth S
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