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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

UTC time = Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 1:18:00 AM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 01:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 30' South, Longitude: 156° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.15 meters/second, 1616.9 km/hour, 1004.7 miles/hour or 873.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.75 miWest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 miSouth16.75 mi
1 hour15° 00' 00.9"1004.54 miWest0° 00' 47.8"0.91 miSouth1004.51 mi
24 hours0° 00' 17.6"0.33 miWest0° 19' 02.0"21.81 miSouth21.81 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 01:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 09' North, Longitude: 1° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.62 meters/second, 1517.8 km/hour, 943.1 miles/hour or 819.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.72 miWest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 miNorth15.72 mi
1 hour14° 31' 04.3"942.82 miWest0° 02' 55.2"3.35 miNorth942.68 mi
24 hours11° 37' 21.9"754.89 miEast0° 43' 56.3"50.38 miNorth754.79 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HoniaraThu 12:18 PM681 km423 miles368 nmNortheast NE
GizoThu 12:18 PM709 km441 miles383 nmNorth N
ArawaThu 11:18 AM920 km572 miles497 nmNorth N
Port MoresbyThu 11:18 AM1148 km714 miles620 nmWest-northwest WNW
CairnsThu 11:18 AM1170 km727 miles632 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port VilaThu 12:18 PM1323 km822 miles714 nmEast-southeast ESE
NoumeaThu 12:18 PM1365 km848 miles737 nmSoutheast SE
BrisbaneThu 11:18 AM1478 km918 miles798 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YarenThu 1:18 PM1930 km1199 miles1042 nmNortheast NE
JayapuraThu 10:18 AM2174 km1351 miles1174 nmNorthwest NW

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