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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 01:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 50' South, Longitude: 151° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.49 meters/second, 1614.6 km/hour, 1003.2 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"1003.13 miwest0° 00' 47.2"0.90 misouth1003.10 mi
24 hours0° 00' 05.1"0.10 miwest0° 18' 47.3"21.53 misouth21.53 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 2, 2012 at 01:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 53' North, Longitude: 7° 38' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.49 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' 00.6"0.01 minorth15.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 50.7"938.12 miwest0° 00' 35.7"0.68 minorth938.09 mi
24 hours11° 39' 50.8"754.01 mieast0° 12' 30.8"14.35 misouth754.66 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsFri 11:38 AM617 km384 miles333 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port MoresbyFri 11:38 AM732 km455 miles395 nmNorthwest NW
GizoFri 12:38 PM971 km603 miles524 nmNortheast NE
LaeFri 11:38 AM1003 km623 miles541 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HoniaraFri 12:38 PM1131 km703 miles611 nmEast-northeast ENE
BrisbaneFri 11:38 AM1414 km878 miles763 nmSouth S
JayapuraFri 10:38 AM1776 km1104 miles959 nmNorthwest NW
Port VilaFri 12:38 PM1865 km1159 miles1007 nmEast-southeast ESE
Alice SpringsFri 11:08 AM2060 km1280 miles1112 nmWest-southwest WSW
Sydney *Fri 12:38 PM2109 km1310 miles1139 nmSouth S
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