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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 11:08:00 PM.

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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 23:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' North, Longitude: 166° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.74 meters/second, 1532.7 km/hour, 952.3 miles/hour or 827.6 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"951.92 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth951.92 mi
24 hours0° 03' 15.8"3.46 miEast0° 00' 37.1"0.71 miSouth3.53 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, June 21, 2012 at 23:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 34' North, Longitude: 138° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.25 meters/second, 1548.9 km/hour, 962.4 miles/hour or 836.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.04 miWest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 miSouth16.04 mi
1 hour14° 30' 44.1"962.21 miWest0° 07' 45.5"8.89 miSouth962.57 mi
24 hours11° 36' 16.6"769.48 miEast3° 28' 12.5"238.58 miSouth811.75 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluThu 1:08 PM920 km572 miles497 nmEast-southeast ESE
MidwayThu 12:08 PM1211 km753 miles654 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiFri 1:08 PM2583 km1605 miles1395 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Baker IslandThu 11:08 AM2788 km1732 miles1506 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Wake IslandFri 11:08 AM2819 km1751 miles1522 nmWest W
MajuroFri 11:08 AM2988 km1857 miles1614 nmWest-southwest WSW
Adak *Thu 2:08 PM3273 km2034 miles1768 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TarawaFri 11:08 AM3291 km2045 miles1777 nmSouthwest SW
Unalaska *Thu 3:08 PM3377 km2098 miles1823 nmNorth N
FakaofoFri 12:08 PM3665 km2277 miles1979 nmSouth S

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