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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

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

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

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 02:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 31' South, Longitude: 141° 24' East

The ground speed is currently 449.12 meters/second, 1616.8 kilometres/hour, 1004.7 miles/hour or 873.0 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.74 miWest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 miSouth16.74 mi
1 hour15° 00' 00.9"1004.48 miWest0° 00' 47.7"0.91 miSouth1004.45 mi
24 hours0° 00' 17.1"0.32 miWest0° 19' 01.3"21.80 miSouth21.80 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 02:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 12' North, Longitude: 13° 24' West

The ground speed is currently 421.48 meters/second, 1517.3 kilometres/hour, 942.8 miles/hour or 819.3 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.71 miWest0° 00' 02.9"0.05 miNorth15.71 mi
1 hour14° 31' 03.5"942.51 miWest0° 02' 49.7"3.24 miNorth942.37 mi
24 hours11° 37' 35.5"754.90 miEast0° 41' 38.7"47.75 miNorth754.72 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
WeipaThu 12:18 PM212 km132 miles115 nm NNE
CairnsThu 12:18 PM539 km335 miles291 nm ESE
Port MoresbyThu 12:18 PM843 km524 miles455 nm NE
Tennant CreekThu 11:48 AM955 km593 miles515 nm SW
Mount HagenThu 12:18 PM1007 km625 miles543 nm NNE
DarwinThu 11:48 AM1166 km724 miles629 nm W
Alice SpringsThu 11:48 AM1287 km800 miles695 nm SW
JayapuraThu 11:18 AM1327 km825 miles717 nm N
ManokwariThu 11:18 AM1712 km1064 miles925 nm NNW
DiliThu 11:18 AM1847 km1148 miles997 nm WNW