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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 16, 2012 at 02:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 48' South
Longitude: 134° 25' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.16 meters/second, 1581.0 km/hour, 982.4 miles/hour or 853.7 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.37 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 misouth16.37 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.0"982.15 miwest0° 00' 37.1"0.71 misouth982.12 mi
24 hours0° 02' 54.0"3.17 mieast0° 14' 42.8"16.87 misouth17.16 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 16, 2012 at 02:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 46' South
Longitude: 167° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 415.75 meters/second, 1496.7 km/hour, 930.0 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' 22.3"15.50 miwest0° 00' 01.7"0.03 minorth15.50 mi
1 hour14° 22' 24.1"929.78 miwest0° 01' 45.5"2.02 minorth929.87 mi
24 hours345° 14' 23.8"954.77 miwest1° 22' 37.7"94.74 minorth963.68 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Tennant CreekFri 12:16 PM96 km60 miles52 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Alice SpringsFri 12:16 PM545 km338 miles294 nmSouth S
DarwinFri 12:16 PM800 km497 miles432 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CairnsFri 12:46 PM1221 km759 miles659 nmEast E
DiliFri 11:46 AM1483 km921 miles801 nmNorthwest NW
EuclaFri 11:31 AM1530 km951 miles826 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port MoresbyFri 12:46 PM1722 km1070 miles930 nmNortheast NE
Adelaide *Fri 1:16 PM1834 km1139 miles990 nmSouth-southeast SSE
JayapuraFri 11:46 AM1926 km1196 miles1040 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManokwariFri 11:46 AM1985 km1233 miles1072 nmNorth N
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