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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 = Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 2:04:00 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 Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 02:04:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 27' North, Longitude: 148° 10' East

The ground speed is currently 462.56 meters/second, 1665.2 kilometres/hour, 1034.7 miles/hour or 899.1 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"17.25 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.25 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.1"1034.69 miWest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 miSouth1034.70 mi
24 hours0° 05' 16.6"6.07 miWest0° 22' 52.4"26.19 miSouth26.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, September 11, 2012 at 02:04:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 37' North, Longitude: 86° 20' East

The ground speed is currently 425.18 meters/second, 1530.6 kilometres/hour, 951.1 miles/hour or 826.5 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' 30.2"15.85 miWest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 miSouth15.85 mi
1 hour14° 30' 16.5"950.81 miWest0° 05' 38.8"6.47 miSouth951.10 mi
24 hours11° 52' 12.4"778.19 miEast2° 41' 27.8"185.06 miSouth805.57 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
WenoTue 12:04 PM526 km327 miles284 nmNortheast NE
HagåtñaTue 12:04 PM1066 km662 miles576 nmNorth-northwest NNW
JayapuraTue 11:04 AM1133 km704 miles612 nmSouthwest SW
PalikirTue 1:04 PM1141 km709 miles616 nmEast-northeast ENE
MelekeokTue 11:04 AM1536 km954 miles829 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port MoresbyTue 12:04 PM1541 km958 miles832 nmSouth S
ManokwariTue 11:04 AM1674 km1040 miles904 nmWest-southwest WSW
HoniaraTue 1:04 PM2017 km1253 miles1089 nmSoutheast SE
YarenTue 2:04 PM2159 km1341 miles1166 nmEast-southeast ESE
CairnsTue 12:04 PM2378 km1478 miles1284 nmSouth S

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