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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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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 02:14:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 14° 12' South
Longitude: 142° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.77 meters/second, 1619.2 km/hour, 1006.1 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"1006.00 miwest0° 00' 48.3"0.92 misouth1005.97 mi
24 hours0° 00' 29.2"0.55 miwest0° 19' 15.3"22.07 misouth22.07 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 02:14:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 36' North
Longitude: 24° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.83 meters/second, 1533.0 km/hour, 952.5 miles/hour or 827.7 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' 05.0"0.10 minorth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 31' 30.1"952.32 miwest0° 04' 59.8"5.73 minorth952.11 mi
24 hours11° 29' 25.4"753.44 mieast1° 35' 24.3"109.38 minorth757.76 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsWed 12:14 PM494 km307 miles267 nmSoutheast SE
Port MoresbyWed 12:14 PM761 km473 miles411 nmNortheast NE
LaeWed 12:14 PM982 km610 miles530 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DarwinWed 11:44 AM1238 km769 miles668 nmWest W
JayapuraWed 11:14 AM1299 km807 miles701 nmNorth N
Alice SpringsWed 11:44 AM1365 km848 miles737 nmSouthwest SW
ManokwariWed 11:14 AM1721 km1070 miles929 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrisbaneWed 12:14 PM1854 km1152 miles1001 nmSoutheast SE
DiliWed 11:14 AM1910 km1187 miles1032 nmWest-northwest WNW
HoniaraWed 1:14 PM2012 km1250 miles1086 nmEast-northeast ENE
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