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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 Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 02:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 34' South
Longitude: 131° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.81 meters/second, 1583.3 km/hour, 983.8 miles/hour or 854.9 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.40 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 misouth16.40 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.4"983.60 miwest0° 00' 38.0"0.73 misouth983.57 mi
24 hours0° 02' 41.4"2.94 mieast0° 15' 02.6"17.25 misouth17.50 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 15, 2012 at 02:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 41' South
Longitude: 149° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.71 meters/second, 1496.6 km/hour, 929.9 miles/hour or 808.1 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 21.8"15.50 miwest0° 00' 02.1"0.04 misouth15.50 mi
1 hour14° 21' 52.1"929.67 miwest0° 02' 00.6"2.31 misouth929.57 mi
24 hours15° 11' 20.1"982.99 mieast0° 04' 20.1"4.97 misouth982.77 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Alice SpringsThu 12:26 PM605 km376 miles327 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DarwinThu 12:26 PM684 km425 miles369 nmNorth N
DiliThu 11:56 AM1299 km807 miles702 nmNorth-northwest NNW
EuclaThu 11:41 AM1484 km922 miles801 nmSouth S
CairnsThu 12:56 PM1485 km922 miles802 nmEast E
Adelaide *Thu 1:26 PM1932 km1201 miles1043 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port MoresbyThu 12:56 PM1935 km1202 miles1045 nmEast-northeast ENE
ManokwariThu 11:56 AM1972 km1225 miles1065 nmNorth N
MakassarThu 10:56 AM2010 km1249 miles1085 nmNorthwest NW
JayapuraThu 11:56 AM2017 km1253 miles1089 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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