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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 Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 02:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 36' North, Longitude: 144° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.88 meters/second, 1655.6 km/hour, 1028.7 miles/hour or 893.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.15 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.15 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.1"1028.74 miwest0° 00' 55.8"1.06 minorth1028.72 mi
24 hours0° 04' 02.3"4.62 miwest0° 22' 15.1"25.49 minorth25.90 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 02:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 52' North, Longitude: 128° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.70 meters/second, 1611.7 km/hour, 1001.5 miles/hour or 870.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"16.69 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 minorth16.69 mi
1 hour14° 31' 45.0"1001.45 miwest0° 10' 54.7"12.50 minorth1001.39 mi
24 hours11° 17' 45.1"778.59 mieast4° 11' 26.8"288.01 minorth827.24 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HagåtñaTue 12:24 PM654 km406 miles353 nmNorth N
SaipanTue 12:24 PM860 km534 miles464 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MelekeokTue 11:24 AM1049 km652 miles567 nmWest W
JayapuraTue 11:24 AM1183 km735 miles639 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ManokwariTue 11:24 AM1458 km906 miles787 nmSouthwest SW
PalikirTue 1:24 PM1552 km964 miles838 nmEast E
Port MoresbyTue 12:24 PM1915 km1190 miles1034 nmSouth S
ManadoTue 10:24 AM2244 km1394 miles1212 nmWest-southwest WSW
HoniaraTue 1:24 PM2574 km1599 miles1390 nmSoutheast SE
ManilaTue 10:24 AM2642 km1641 miles1426 nmWest-northwest WNW
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