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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 = Saturday, September 8, 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 Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 01:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 36' North, Longitude: 157° 25' East

The ground speed is currently 461.75 meters/second, 1662.3 kilometres/hour, 1032.9 miles/hour or 897.6 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"17.21 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.21 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.8"1032.87 miWest0° 00' 56.3"1.08 miSouth1032.88 mi
24 hours0° 05' 11.4"5.96 miWest0° 22' 37.1"25.90 miSouth26.58 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 01:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 01' North, Longitude: 59° 30' East

The ground speed is currently 419.10 meters/second, 1508.8 kilometres/hour, 937.5 miles/hour or 814.7 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' 30.7"15.62 miWest0° 00' 01.7"0.03 miNorth15.62 mi
1 hour14° 30' 44.9"937.16 miWest0° 01' 36.8"1.85 miNorth937.08 mi
24 hours11° 46' 17.4"760.25 miEast0° 11' 21.9"13.03 miNorth759.88 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
PalikirSat 12:28 PM168 km104 miles91 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KoloniaSat 12:28 PM175 km109 miles94 nmNorth-northeast NNE
WenoSat 11:28 AM650 km404 miles351 nmWest-northwest WNW
YarenSat 1:28 PM1255 km780 miles678 nmEast-southeast ESE
MajuroSat 1:28 PM1553 km965 miles839 nmEast E
HagåtñaSat 11:28 AM1641 km1019 miles886 nmWest-northwest WNW
HoniaraSat 12:28 PM1685 km1047 miles910 nmSouth S
TarawaSat 1:28 PM1791 km1113 miles967 nmEast-southeast ESE
Wake IslandSat 1:28 PM1815 km1128 miles980 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port MoresbySat 11:28 AM2014 km1252 miles1088 nmSouthwest SW

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