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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 1:18:00 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 01:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 21' North, Longitude: 160° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.12 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"1031.45 miWest0° 00' 55.9"1.07 miSouth1031.47 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 01:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 52' North, Longitude: 38° 56' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.77 meters/second, 1540.0 km/hour, 956.9 miles/hour or 831.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"15.95 miWest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 miNorth15.95 mi
1 hour14° 31' 48.8"956.61 miWest0° 05' 59.5"6.87 miNorth956.36 mi
24 hours11° 23' 01.2"749.53 miEast2° 00' 11.3"137.78 miNorth757.78 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KoloniaThu 12:18 PM219 km136 miles118 nmWest-northwest WNW
PalikirThu 12:18 PM223 km138 miles120 nmWest-northwest WNW
YarenThu 1:18 PM1075 km668 miles581 nmSoutheast SE
MajuroThu 1:18 PM1251 km777 miles675 nmEast E
TarawaThu 1:18 PM1533 km953 miles828 nmEast-southeast ESE
Wake IslandThu 1:18 PM1598 km993 miles863 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HoniaraThu 12:18 PM1745 km1084 miles942 nmSouth S
HagåtñaThu 11:18 AM1857 km1154 miles1003 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port MoresbyThu 11:18 AM2259 km1403 miles1220 nmSouthwest SW
JayapuraThu 10:18 AM2368 km1472 miles1279 nmWest-southwest WSW

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