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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, September 6, 2012 at 12:18:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 00:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 22' North, Longitude: 175° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.10 meters/second, 1660.0 km/hour, 1031.5 miles/hour or 896.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.19 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.19 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.7"1031.42 miWest0° 00' 55.9"1.07 miSouth1031.44 mi
24 hours0° 05' 06.6"5.86 miWest0° 22' 25.0"25.67 miSouth26.33 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 00:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 46' North, Longitude: 53° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.02 meters/second, 1540.9 km/hour, 957.5 miles/hour or 832.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"15.96 miWest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 miNorth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 31' 50.2"957.18 miWest0° 06' 04.3"6.96 miNorth956.93 mi
24 hours11° 22' 27.3"749.33 miEast2° 02' 16.0"140.16 miNorth757.98 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MajuroThu 12:18 PM419 km260 miles226 nmWest-northwest WNW
TarawaThu 12:18 PM594 km369 miles321 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandWed 12:18 PM1158 km720 miles625 nmSoutheast SE
YarenThu 12:18 PM1187 km737 miles641 nmSouthwest SW
Wake IslandThu 12:18 PM1697 km1055 miles916 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FunafutiThu 12:18 PM1707 km1061 miles922 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirThu 11:18 AM1874 km1164 miles1012 nmWest W
FakaofoThu 1:18 PM2309 km1435 miles1247 nmSoutheast SE
HoniaraThu 11:18 AM2423 km1506 miles1308 nmSouthwest SW
MidwayWed 1:18 PM2546 km1582 miles1375 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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