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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.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Friday, September 7, 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, September 7, 2012 at 01:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 58' North, Longitude: 159° 31' 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"1032.18 miWest0° 00' 56.1"1.07 miSouth1032.20 mi
24 hours0° 05' 09.3"5.91 miWest0° 22' 31.4"25.79 miSouth26.46 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, September 7, 2012 at 01:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 53' North, Longitude: 49° 50' East

The ground speed is currently 422.43 meters/second, 1520.7 kilometres/hour, 944.9 miles/hour or 821.1 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' 03.8"0.08 miNorth15.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 14.9"944.63 miWest0° 03' 54.0"4.47 miNorth944.44 mi
24 hours11° 35' 59.2"754.69 miEast1° 07' 45.1"77.68 miNorth755.96 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
KoloniaFri 12:20 PM181 km112 miles98 nmNorthwest NW
PalikirFri 12:20 PM182 km113 miles98 nmNorthwest NW
WenoFri 11:20 AM863 km536 miles466 nmWest-northwest WNW
KwajaleinFri 1:20 PM958 km596 miles517 nmEast-northeast ENE
YarenFri 1:20 PM1095 km680 miles591 nmSoutheast SE
MajuroFri 1:20 PM1319 km820 miles712 nmEast E
TarawaFri 1:20 PM1581 km982 miles854 nmEast-southeast ESE
Wake IslandFri 1:20 PM1664 km1034 miles898 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HoniaraFri 12:20 PM1704 km1059 miles920 nmSouth S
HagåtñaFri 11:20 AM1818 km1130 miles982 nmWest-northwest WNW

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