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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 = Wednesday, July 18, 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 23:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 49' North, Longitude: 165° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.73 meters/second, 1561.4 km/hour, 970.2 miles/hour or 843.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.17 miWest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 miSouth16.17 mi
1 hour14° 59' 57.4"969.87 miWest0° 00' 27.4"0.52 miSouth969.90 mi
24 hours0° 00' 56.3"1.01 miEast0° 11' 07.6"12.76 miSouth12.80 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, July 18, 2012 at 23:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 25' North, Longitude: 168° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.05 meters/second, 1541.0 km/hour, 957.5 miles/hour or 832.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"15.96 miWest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 miSouth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 30' 11.5"957.27 miWest0° 07' 11.8"8.25 miSouth957.62 mi
24 hours11° 50' 02.9"781.16 miEast3° 16' 37.4"225.33 miSouth819.29 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluWed 1:08 PM788 km490 miles425 nmEast E
MidwayWed 12:08 PM1461 km908 miles789 nmNorthwest NW
KiritimatiThu 1:08 PM2272 km1412 miles1227 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Baker IslandWed 11:08 AM2579 km1602 miles1392 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Wake IslandThu 11:08 AM2924 km1817 miles1579 nmWest W
MajuroThu 11:08 AM2924 km1817 miles1579 nmWest-southwest WSW
TarawaThu 11:08 AM3178 km1975 miles1716 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoThu 12:08 PM3397 km2111 miles1834 nmSouth S
Adak *Wed 2:08 PM3581 km2225 miles1934 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FunafutiThu 11:08 AM3655 km2271 miles1974 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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