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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 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).

= 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 23:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 15' North, Longitude: 174° 39' West

The ground speed is currently 462.01 meters/second, 1663.2 kilometres/hour, 1033.5 miles/hour or 898.1 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"17.22 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 is currently 418.35 meters/second, 1506.1 kilometres/hour, 935.8 miles/hour or 813.2 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' 30.4"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 Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Howland IslandSat 11:36 AM537 km334 miles290 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandSat 11:36 AM594 km369 miles321 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Kanton IslandSun 12:36 PM951 km591 miles513 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TarawaSun 11:36 AM1435 km892 miles775 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroSun 11:36 AM1558 km968 miles842 nmWest W
FakaofoSun 12:36 PM1661 km1032 miles897 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FunafutiSun 11:36 AM1668 km1037 miles901 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

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