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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, September 23, 2014 at 02:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 00' South, Longitude: 138° 38' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.94 meters/second, 1670.2 km/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.0"1037.81 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 misouth1037.81 mi
24 hours0° 05' 14.0"6.03 miwest0° 23' 21.8"26.76 misouth27.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 02:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 28' North, Longitude: 125° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 450.01 meters/second, 1620.0 km/hour, 1006.6 miles/hour or 874.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.8"16.78 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 misouth16.78 mi
1 hour14° 33' 55.8"1006.58 miwest0° 09' 29.0"10.86 misouth1006.70 mi
24 hours10° 28' 23.8"723.78 mieast3° 50' 06.6"263.51 misouth770.72 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JayapuraTue 11:38 AM363 km225 miles196 nmSoutheast SE
ManokwariTue 11:38 AM518 km322 miles280 nmWest W
MelekeokTue 11:38 AM942 km585 miles509 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port MoresbyTue 12:38 PM1410 km876 miles762 nmSoutheast SE
ManadoTue 10:38 AM1545 km960 miles834 nmWest W
DarwinTue 12:08 PM1625 km1010 miles877 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HagåtñaTue 12:38 PM1636 km1017 miles884 nmNorth-northeast NNE
General SantosTue 10:38 AM1642 km1020 miles886 nmWest-northwest WNW
DavaoTue 10:38 AM1644 km1022 miles888 nmWest-northwest WNW
DiliTue 11:38 AM1730 km1075 miles934 nmWest-southwest WSW
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