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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 1:20:00 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).

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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, September 6, 2012 at 01:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 21' North, Longitude: 159° 36' 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 01:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 53' North, Longitude: 38° 27' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.76 meters/second, 1539.9 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' 48.6"956.59 miWest0° 05' 59.2"6.86 miNorth956.35 mi
24 hours11° 23' 02.4"749.54 miEast2° 00' 07.1"137.70 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 12:20 PM167 km104 miles90 nmWest-northwest WNW
PalikirThu 12:20 PM171 km106 miles92 nmWest-northwest WNW
YarenThu 1:20 PM1115 km693 miles602 nmSoutheast SE
MajuroThu 1:20 PM1306 km811 miles705 nmEast E
TarawaThu 1:20 PM1585 km985 miles856 nmEast-southeast ESE
Wake IslandThu 1:20 PM1622 km1008 miles876 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HoniaraThu 12:20 PM1745 km1084 miles942 nmSouth S
HagåtñaThu 11:20 AM1808 km1123 miles976 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port MoresbyThu 11:20 AM2224 km1382 miles1201 nmSouthwest SW
JayapuraThu 10:20 AM2318 km1440 miles1252 nmWest-southwest WSW

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