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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 1:28:00 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 01:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 58' North, Longitude: 157° 30' 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 01:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 53' North, Longitude: 47° 54' East

The ground speed is currently 422.40 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' 14.6"944.57 miWest0° 03' 53.2"4.46 miNorth944.39 mi
24 hours11° 36' 03.2"754.72 miEast1° 07' 27.0"77.33 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
PalikirFri 12:28 PM128 km79 miles69 nmNortheast NE
KoloniaFri 12:28 PM135 km84 miles73 nmNortheast NE
WenoFri 11:28 AM647 km402 miles349 nmWest-northwest WNW
YarenFri 1:28 PM1270 km789 miles686 nmSoutheast SE
MajuroFri 1:28 PM1539 km957 miles831 nmEast E
HagåtñaFri 11:28 AM1626 km1011 miles878 nmWest-northwest WNW
HoniaraFri 12:28 PM1725 km1072 miles931 nmSouth S
Wake IslandFri 1:28 PM1775 km1103 miles958 nmNorth-northeast NNE
TarawaFri 1:28 PM1793 km1114 miles968 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port MoresbyFri 11:28 AM2054 km1276 miles1109 nmSouthwest SW

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