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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 2:20:00 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 02:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 57' North, Longitude: 144° 30' East

The ground speed is currently 461.45 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"1032.21 miWest0° 00' 56.1"1.07 miSouth1032.22 mi
24 hours0° 05' 09.4"5.91 miWest0° 22' 31.6"25.80 miSouth26.47 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, September 7, 2012 at 02:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 57' North, Longitude: 35° 19' East

The ground speed is currently 422.24 meters/second, 1520.1 kilometres/hour, 944.5 miles/hour or 820.8 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' 31.1"15.74 miWest0° 00' 03.8"0.07 miNorth15.74 mi
1 hour14° 31' 13.4"944.22 miWest0° 03' 48.4"4.37 miNorth944.04 mi
24 hours11° 36' 29.0"754.92 miEast1° 05' 28.7"75.07 miNorth756.01 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
ColoniaFri 12:20 PM807 km501 miles436 nmWest-northwest WNW
WenoFri 12:20 PM828 km515 miles447 nmEast-northeast ENE
HagåtñaFri 12:20 PM832 km517 miles449 nmNorth N
JayapuraFri 11:20 AM1030 km640 miles556 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MelekeokFri 11:20 AM1106 km687 miles597 nmWest W
ManokwariFri 11:20 AM1384 km860 miles747 nmWest-southwest WSW
PalikirFri 1:20 PM1515 km941 miles818 nmEast E
Port MoresbyFri 12:20 PM1730 km1075 miles934 nmSouth S
ManadoFri 10:20 AM2239 km1391 miles1209 nmWest-southwest WSW
HoniaraFri 1:20 PM2415 km1501 miles1304 nmSoutheast SE

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