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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 Friday, November 2, 2012 at 01:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 49' South, Longitude: 153° 54' 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"1003.07 miwest0° 00' 47.2"0.90 misouth1003.04 mi
24 hours0° 00' 05.2"0.10 miwest0° 18' 47.5"21.53 misouth21.53 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 2, 2012 at 01:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 53' North, Longitude: 10° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.50 meters/second, 1510.2 km/hour, 938.4 miles/hour or 815.4 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' 50.7"938.07 miwest0° 00' 36.8"0.70 minorth938.04 mi
24 hours11° 39' 51.0"753.97 mieast0° 12' 05.0"13.86 misouth754.60 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
GizoFri 12:28 PM810 km503 miles437 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HoniaraFri 12:28 PM889 km552 miles480 nmNortheast NE
CairnsFri 11:28 AM900 km559 miles486 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port MoresbyFri 11:28 AM941 km585 miles508 nmNorthwest NW
ArawaFri 11:28 AM968 km602 miles523 nmNorth N
BrisbaneFri 11:28 AM1403 km872 miles758 nmSouth S
Port VilaFri 12:28 PM1574 km978 miles850 nmEast-southeast ESE
JayapuraFri 10:28 AM1986 km1234 miles1072 nmNorthwest NW
Sydney *Fri 12:28 PM2126 km1321 miles1148 nmSouth S
YarenFri 1:28 PM2133 km1325 miles1152 nmNortheast NE
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