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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 = Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 2:10:00 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).

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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 02:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 32' North, Longitude: 146° 13' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.50 meters/second, 1668.6 km/hour, 1036.8 miles/hour or 901.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.28 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.28 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.3"1036.81 miWest0° 00' 57.9"1.10 miSouth1036.81 mi
24 hours0° 05' 20.1"6.14 miWest0° 23' 10.8"26.55 miSouth27.25 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 02:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 40' South, Longitude: 144° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.93 meters/second, 1612.6 km/hour, 1002.0 miles/hour or 870.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.3"16.70 miWest0° 00' 12.7"0.24 miSouth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 29' 24.5"1001.87 miWest0° 12' 45.3"14.61 miSouth1001.92 mi
24 hours12° 24' 53.4"858.38 miEast5° 03' 12.1"347.23 miSouth923.91 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JayapuraSun 11:10 AM831 km516 miles449 nmSouthwest SW
HagåtñaSun 12:10 PM1221 km759 miles659 nmNorth N
Port MoresbySun 12:10 PM1329 km826 miles718 nmSouth S
MelekeokSun 11:10 AM1398 km868 miles755 nmWest-northwest WNW
ManokwariSun 11:10 AM1404 km872 miles758 nmWest-southwest WSW
PalikirSun 1:10 PM1411 km877 miles762 nmEast-northeast ENE
HoniaraSun 1:10 PM2018 km1254 miles1090 nmSoutheast SE
CairnsSun 12:10 PM2152 km1337 miles1162 nmSouth S
YarenSun 2:10 PM2329 km1447 miles1258 nmEast E
DarwinSun 11:40 AM2375 km1476 miles1282 nmSouthwest SW

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