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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, February 15, 2013 at 02:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 12° 39' South
Longitude: 144° 45' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 452.65 meters/second, 1629.5 km/hour, 1012.6 miles/hour or 879.9 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.88 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth16.88 mi
1 hour15° 00' 01.8"1012.48 miwest0° 00' 51.6"0.98 minorth1012.51 mi
24 hours0° 00' 48.4"0.91 miwest0° 20' 43.4"23.74 minorth23.76 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 15, 2013 at 02:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 12° 02' North
Longitude: 160° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.56 meters/second, 1582.4 km/hour, 983.3 miles/hour or 854.4 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.8"16.39 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 minorth16.39 mi
1 hour14° 31' 52.4"983.16 miwest0° 09' 01.3"10.34 minorth982.93 mi
24 hours11° 16' 16.1"762.62 mieast3° 17' 18.7"226.09 minorth790.56 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port MoresbyFri 12:34 PM443 km275 miles239 nmNortheast NE
CairnsFri 12:34 PM485 km301 miles262 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LaeFri 12:34 PM699 km434 miles378 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JayapuraFri 11:34 AM1205 km748 miles650 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DarwinFri 12:04 PM1512 km940 miles816 nmWest W
Alice SpringsFri 12:04 PM1678 km1043 miles906 nmSouthwest SW
HoniaraFri 1:34 PM1698 km1055 miles917 nmEast E
ManokwariFri 11:34 AM1758 km1093 miles950 nmNorthwest NW
BrisbaneFri 12:34 PM1853 km1151 miles1000 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DiliFri 11:34 AM2146 km1334 miles1159 nmWest W
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