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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.

= The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

= 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)

See where the Moon is over the horizon

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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 is currently 461.44 meters/second, 1661.2 kilometres/hour, 1032.2 miles/hour or 897.0 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"17.20 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 is currently 422.50 meters/second, 1521.0 kilometres/hour, 945.1 miles/hour or 821.3 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' 31.3"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 Its Zenith

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

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