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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

UTC time = Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 12:08:00 AM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 00:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' North, Longitude: 178° 27' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.73 meters/second, 1532.6 km/hour, 952.3 miles/hour or 827.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"15.87 miWest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 miSouth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.8"951.89 miWest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 miSouth951.89 mi
24 hours0° 03' 16.8"3.47 miEast0° 00' 13.5"0.26 miSouth3.48 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 00:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 08' North, Longitude: 165° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.89 meters/second, 1526.0 km/hour, 948.2 miles/hour or 824.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"15.80 miWest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 miSouth15.80 mi
1 hour14° 30' 15.5"947.92 miWest0° 05' 40.4"6.50 miSouth948.21 mi
24 hours11° 48' 15.6"771.54 miEast2° 41' 43.4"185.37 miSouth799.30 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MidwayWed 1:08 PM675 km419 miles364 nmNortheast NE
Wake IslandThu 12:08 PM1307 km812 miles706 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroThu 12:08 PM1960 km1218 miles1059 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HonoluluWed 2:08 PM2449 km1522 miles1322 nmEast E
TarawaThu 12:08 PM2506 km1557 miles1353 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandWed 12:08 PM2629 km1634 miles1420 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirThu 11:08 AM2837 km1763 miles1532 nmSouthwest SW
YarenThu 12:08 PM2932 km1822 miles1583 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Adak *Wed 3:08 PM3183 km1978 miles1719 nmNorth N
FunafutiThu 12:08 PM3536 km2197 miles1909 nmSouth S

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