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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 12:58:00 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 Friday, September 7, 2012 at 00:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 59' North, Longitude: 165° 01' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.44 meters/second, 1661.2 km/hour, 1032.2 miles/hour or 897.0 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"1032.17 miWest0° 00' 56.1"1.07 miSouth1032.18 mi
24 hours0° 05' 09.2"5.91 miWest0° 22' 31.3"25.79 miSouth26.46 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, September 7, 2012 at 00:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 51' North, Longitude: 55° 09' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.50 meters/second, 1521.0 km/hour, 945.1 miles/hour or 821.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.75 miWest0° 00' 04.0"0.08 miNorth15.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 15.3"944.78 miWest0° 03' 56.0"4.51 miNorth944.60 mi
24 hours11° 35' 48.3"754.61 miEast1° 08' 35.0"78.63 miNorth755.94 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TofolFri 11:58 AM231 km144 miles125 nmWest-southwest WSW
KwajaleinFri 12:58 PM428 km266 miles231 nmNortheast NE
MajuroFri 12:58 PM715 km445 miles386 nmEast E
YarenFri 12:58 PM752 km467 miles406 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KoloniaFri 11:58 AM760 km472 miles410 nmWest W
PalikirFri 11:58 AM765 km475 miles413 nmWest W
TarawaFri 12:58 PM1021 km634 miles551 nmEast-southeast ESE
Wake IslandFri 12:58 PM1483 km921 miles801 nmNorth N
HoniaraFri 11:58 AM1794 km1115 miles969 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandThu 12:58 PM2154 km1338 miles1163 nmEast-southeast ESE

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