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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 = Friday, November 9, 2012 at 2:28:00 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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Position of the Sun

On Friday, November 9, 2012 at 02:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 56' South, Longitude: 138° 58' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.81 meters/second, 1597.7 km/hour, 992.8 miles/hour or 862.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.55 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miSouth16.55 mi
1 hour14° 59' 56.6"992.53 miWest0° 00' 42.5"0.81 miSouth992.50 mi
24 hours0° 01' 24.5"1.56 miEast0° 16' 55.1"19.39 miSouth19.45 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 9, 2012 at 02:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 19' North, Longitude: 75° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.58 meters/second, 1614.9 km/hour, 1003.4 miles/hour or 872.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"16.72 miWest0° 00' 11.8"0.23 miSouth16.72 mi
1 hour14° 31' 00.1"1003.32 miWest0° 11' 57.0"13.69 miSouth1003.48 mi
24 hours11° 48' 07.8"815.71 miEast4° 52' 34.0"335.03 miSouth882.21 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NormantonFri 12:28 PM239 km148 miles129 nmEast-southeast ESE
Tennant CreekFri 11:58 AM587 km365 miles317 nmWest-southwest WSW
CairnsFri 12:28 PM726 km451 miles392 nmEast E
Alice SpringsFri 11:58 AM917 km570 miles495 nmSouthwest SW
DarwinFri 11:58 AM1005 km624 miles542 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port MoresbyFri 12:28 PM1216 km756 miles657 nmNortheast NE
JayapuraFri 11:28 AM1604 km997 miles866 nmNorth N
DiliFri 11:28 AM1723 km1070 miles930 nmWest-northwest WNW
ManokwariFri 11:28 AM1857 km1154 miles1003 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrisbaneFri 12:28 PM1858 km1155 miles1003 nmSoutheast SE

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