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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Friday, August 10, 2012 at 1:20:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, August 10, 2012 at 01:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 29' North, Longitude: 161° 21' East

The ground speed is currently 447.15 meters/second, 1609.7 kilometres/hour, 1000.2 miles/hour or 869.2 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.67 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miSouth16.67 mi
1 hour15° 00' 05.6"1000.03 miWest0° 00' 44.0"0.84 miSouth1000.06 mi
24 hours0° 02' 21.0"2.61 miWest0° 17' 43.7"20.32 miSouth20.48 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, August 10, 2012 at 01:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 53' North, Longitude: 69° 05' East

The ground speed is currently 425.21 meters/second, 1530.8 kilometres/hour, 951.2 miles/hour or 826.6 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"15.85 miWest0° 00' 05.3"0.10 miNorth15.85 mi
1 hour14° 31' 39.6"950.87 miWest0° 05' 20.1"6.12 miNorth950.64 mi
24 hours11° 28' 23.3"751.03 miEast1° 43' 39.4"118.84 miNorth756.44 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Wake IslandFri 1:20 PM703 km437 miles380 nmNortheast NE
KoloniaFri 12:20 PM1003 km623 miles541 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PalikirFri 12:20 PM1009 km627 miles545 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KwajaleinFri 1:20 PM1021 km634 miles551 nmSoutheast SE
MajuroFri 1:20 PM1436 km892 miles775 nmSoutheast SE
HagåtñaFri 11:20 AM1802 km1120 miles973 nmWest W
YarenFri 1:20 PM1876 km1166 miles1013 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TarawaFri 1:20 PM2015 km1252 miles1088 nmSoutheast SE
MidwayThu 2:20 PM2606 km1619 miles1407 nmNortheast NE
HoniaraFri 12:20 PM2760 km1715 miles1490 nmSouth S

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