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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 = Friday, September 7, 2012 at 12:20:00 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 Friday, September 7, 2012 at 00:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 59' North, Longitude: 174° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.43 meters/second, 1661.1 km/hour, 1032.2 miles/hour or 896.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.20 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.20 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.8"1032.15 miWest0° 00' 56.1"1.07 miSouth1032.17 mi
24 hours0° 05' 09.2"5.91 miWest0° 22' 31.1"25.79 miSouth26.46 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, September 7, 2012 at 00:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 49' North, Longitude: 64° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.62 meters/second, 1521.4 km/hour, 945.4 miles/hour or 821.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.76 miWest0° 00' 04.0"0.08 miNorth15.76 mi
1 hour14° 31' 16.1"945.05 miWest0° 03' 59.3"4.57 miNorth944.86 mi
24 hours11° 35' 29.3"754.47 miEast1° 10' 01.2"80.28 miNorth755.92 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MajuroFri 12:20 PM388 km241 miles210 nmWest-northwest WNW
TarawaFri 12:20 PM533 km331 miles288 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YarenFri 12:20 PM1110 km690 miles599 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandThu 12:20 PM1188 km738 miles642 nmEast-southeast ESE
FunafutiFri 12:20 PM1687 km1048 miles911 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Wake IslandFri 12:20 PM1700 km1056 miles918 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PalikirFri 11:20 AM1811 km1125 miles978 nmWest W
FakaofoFri 1:20 PM2320 km1442 miles1253 nmSoutheast SE
HoniaraFri 11:20 AM2348 km1459 miles1268 nmSouthwest SW
MidwayThu 1:20 PM2605 km1619 miles1406 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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