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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 parts 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 11:36:00 PM.

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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).

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 23:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 15' North, Longitude: 174° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.01 meters/second, 1663.2 km/hour, 1033.5 miles/hour or 898.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.22 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.22 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.9"1033.47 miWest0° 00' 56.5"1.08 miSouth1033.48 mi
24 hours0° 05' 13.4"6.00 miWest0° 22' 42.1"26.00 miSouth26.68 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 8, 2012 at 23:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 13' North, Longitude: 98° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.35 meters/second, 1506.1 km/hour, 935.8 miles/hour or 813.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.4"15.60 miWest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 miSouth15.60 mi
1 hour14° 30' 25.7"935.50 miWest0° 00' 35.3"0.68 miSouth935.53 mi
24 hours11° 52' 00.7"765.33 miEast0° 42' 08.5"48.32 miSouth768.64 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Baker IslandSat 11:36 AM594 km369 miles321 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TarawaSun 11:36 AM1435 km892 miles775 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroSun 11:36 AM1579 km981 miles853 nmWest W
FakaofoSun 12:36 PM1660 km1032 miles896 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FunafutiSun 11:36 AM1667 km1036 miles900 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KiritimatiSun 1:36 PM1961 km1218 miles1059 nmEast E
ApiaSun 12:36 PM2134 km1326 miles1152 nmSouth S
YarenSun 11:36 AM2146 km1333 miles1159 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluSat 1:36 PM2539 km1578 miles1371 nmNortheast NE
Wake IslandSun 11:36 AM2554 km1587 miles1379 nmNorthwest NW

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