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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 Friday, November 2, 2012 at 01:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 14° 49' South
Longitude: 158° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.50 meters/second, 1614.6 km/hour, 1003.3 miles/hour or 871.8 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.72 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.72 mi
1 hour15° 00' 00.5"1003.16 miwest0° 00' 47.2"0.90 misouth1003.13 mi
24 hours0° 00' 05.5"0.10 miwest0° 18' 47.6"21.54 misouth21.54 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 2, 2012 at 01:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 53' North
Longitude: 14° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.51 meters/second, 1510.2 km/hour, 938.4 miles/hour or 815.5 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.64 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth15.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 50.8"938.16 miwest0° 00' 38.3"0.73 minorth938.12 mi
24 hours11° 39' 51.5"754.04 mieast0° 11' 25.8"13.11 misouth754.63 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HoniaraFri 12:10 PM629 km391 miles339 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GizoFri 12:10 PM756 km470 miles408 nmNorth N
LuganvilleFri 12:10 PM976 km607 miles527 nmEast E
ArawaFri 11:10 AM991 km615 miles535 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port VilaFri 12:10 PM1136 km706 miles614 nmEast-southeast ESE
NoumeaFri 12:10 PM1205 km749 miles651 nmSoutheast SE
Port MoresbyFri 11:10 AM1329 km826 miles718 nmWest-northwest WNW
CairnsFri 11:10 AM1342 km834 miles725 nmWest-southwest WSW
BrisbaneFri 11:10 AM1497 km930 miles808 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YarenFri 1:10 PM1853 km1151 miles1001 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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