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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 Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 01:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 11' South, Longitude: 156° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.79 meters/second, 1619.3 km/hour, 1006.2 miles/hour or 874.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.77 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.77 mi
1 hour15° 00' 01.4"1006.06 miwest0° 00' 48.3"0.93 misouth1006.03 mi
24 hours0° 00' 29.8"0.56 miwest0° 19' 15.9"22.08 misouth22.08 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 01:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 32' North, Longitude: 10° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.03 meters/second, 1533.7 km/hour, 953.0 miles/hour or 828.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"15.88 miwest0° 00' 05.1"0.10 minorth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 31' 31.3"952.79 miwest0° 05' 04.6"5.82 minorth952.57 mi
24 hours11° 29' 00.3"753.33 mieast1° 37' 25.0"111.69 minorth757.93 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HoniaraWed 12:18 PM671 km417 miles362 nmNortheast NE
GizoWed 12:18 PM677 km421 miles365 nmNorth N
ArawaWed 11:18 AM882 km548 miles476 nmNorth N
Port MoresbyWed 11:18 AM1106 km687 miles597 nmWest-northwest WNW
CairnsWed 11:18 AM1151 km715 miles622 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port VilaWed 12:18 PM1362 km846 miles735 nmEast-southeast ESE
NoumeaWed 12:18 PM1410 km876 miles761 nmSoutheast SE
BrisbaneWed 11:18 AM1506 km936 miles813 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YarenWed 1:18 PM1921 km1194 miles1037 nmNortheast NE
JayapuraWed 10:18 AM2130 km1323 miles1150 nmNorthwest NW
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