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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 2:28:00 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 02:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 57' North, Longitude: 142° 30' East

The ground speed is currently 461.46 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 miSouth1032.23 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 02:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 57' North, Longitude: 33° 23' East

The ground speed is currently 422.22 meters/second, 1520.0 kilometres/hour, 944.5 miles/hour or 820.7 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' 03.7"0.07 miNorth15.74 mi
1 hour14° 31' 13.2"944.16 miWest0° 03' 47.6"4.35 miNorth943.98 mi
24 hours11° 36' 32.9"754.95 miEast1° 05' 10.5"74.73 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 12:28 PM624 km387 miles337 nmNorthwest NW
HagåtñaFri 12:28 PM868 km539 miles468 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MelekeokFri 11:28 AM888 km552 miles479 nmWest-northwest WNW
KororFri 11:28 AM901 km560 miles486 nmWest W
JayapuraFri 11:28 AM960 km597 miles518 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ManokwariFri 11:28 AM1204 km748 miles650 nmSouthwest SW
PalikirFri 1:28 PM1735 km1078 miles937 nmEast E
Port MoresbyFri 12:28 PM1781 km1107 miles962 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DavaoFri 10:28 AM1872 km1163 miles1011 nmWest W
General SantosFri 10:28 AM1919 km1192 miles1036 nmWest W

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