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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 = Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 1:08:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 01:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 21' North, Longitude: 162° 36' East

The ground speed is currently 461.11 meters/second, 1660.0 kilometres/hour, 1031.5 miles/hour or 896.3 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"17.19 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.19 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.7"1031.45 miWest0° 00' 55.9"1.07 miSouth1031.46 mi
24 hours0° 05' 06.7"5.86 miWest0° 22' 25.3"25.68 miSouth26.34 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 01:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 51' North, Longitude: 41° 21' East

The ground speed is currently 427.81 meters/second, 1540.1 kilometres/hour, 957.0 miles/hour or 831.6 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' 31.7"15.95 miWest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 miNorth15.95 mi
1 hour14° 31' 49.0"956.70 miWest0° 06' 00.2"6.88 miNorth956.46 mi
24 hours11° 22' 55.7"749.50 miEast2° 00' 32.1"138.18 miNorth757.81 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
TofolThu 12:08 PM122 km76 miles66 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KoloniaThu 12:08 PM489 km304 miles264 nmWest W
PalikirThu 12:08 PM494 km307 miles267 nmWest W
KwajaleinThu 1:08 PM626 km389 miles338 nmEast-northeast ENE
YarenThu 1:08 PM901 km560 miles487 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MajuroThu 1:08 PM975 km606 miles526 nmEast E
TarawaThu 1:08 PM1278 km794 miles690 nmEast-southeast ESE
Wake IslandThu 1:08 PM1497 km930 miles808 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HoniaraThu 12:08 PM1769 km1099 miles955 nmSouth S
HagåtñaThu 11:08 AM2108 km1310 miles1138 nmWest-northwest WNW

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