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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

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, March 4, 2013 at 02:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 25' South, Longitude: 144° 10' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.01 meters/second, 1659.7 km/hour, 1031.3 miles/hour or 896.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.19 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.19 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.1"1031.29 miwest0° 00' 57.7"1.10 minorth1031.31 mi
24 hours0° 03' 19.1"3.80 miwest0° 23' 08.5"26.51 minorth26.78 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, March 4, 2013 at 02:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 34' South, Longitude: 40° 34' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.33 meters/second, 1513.2 km/hour, 940.3 miles/hour or 817.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"15.67 miwest0° 00' 03.7"0.07 misouth15.67 mi
1 hour14° 25' 14.6"940.01 miwest0° 03' 39.4"4.19 misouth939.84 mi
24 hours14° 01' 26.6"914.17 mieast0° 51' 45.6"59.35 misouth913.62 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Mount HagenMon 12:34 PM62 km39 miles34 nmNorth N
LaeMon 12:34 PM315 km195 miles170 nmEast E
Port MoresbyMon 12:34 PM473 km294 miles256 nmSoutheast SE
JayapuraMon 11:34 AM575 km357 miles311 nmNorthwest NW
CairnsMon 12:34 PM1175 km730 miles635 nmSouth S
ManokwariMon 11:34 AM1278 km794 miles690 nmWest-northwest WNW
DarwinMon 12:04 PM1608 km999 miles868 nmWest-southwest WSW
HoniaraMon 1:34 PM1773 km1102 miles957 nmEast-southeast ESE
MelekeokMon 11:34 AM1868 km1161 miles1009 nmNorthwest NW
DiliMon 11:34 AM2064 km1283 miles1115 nmWest W
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