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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 Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 01:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 17' South
Longitude: 159° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.92 meters/second, 1576.5 km/hour, 979.6 miles/hour or 851.3 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.33 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 misouth16.33 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.9"979.37 miwest0° 00' 35.4"0.68 misouth979.34 mi
24 hours0° 03' 17.5"3.59 mieast0° 14' 02.9"16.11 misouth16.50 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 18, 2012 at 01:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 16° 60' South
Longitude: 139° 45' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.96 meters/second, 1537.1 km/hour, 955.1 miles/hour or 830.0 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.9"15.92 miwest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 minorth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 26' 02.7"954.95 miwest0° 07' 42.3"8.83 minorth955.32 mi
24 hours13° 08' 22.8"869.35 mieast3° 28' 43.4"239.20 minorth908.87 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NoumeaSun 12:06 PM794 km493 miles429 nmEast-southeast ESE
LuganvilleSun 12:06 PM914 km568 miles493 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port VilaSun 12:06 PM944 km587 miles510 nmEast E
HoniaraSun 12:06 PM1090 km677 miles589 nmNorth N
BrisbaneSun 11:06 AM1124 km698 miles607 nmSouthwest SW
CairnsSun 11:06 AM1477 km918 miles798 nmWest W
Port MoresbySun 11:06 AM1716 km1066 miles927 nmNorthwest NW
Sydney *Sun 12:06 PM1814 km1127 miles980 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Suva *Sun 2:06 PM1997 km1241 miles1078 nmEast E
Canberra *Sun 12:06 PM2047 km1272 miles1105 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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