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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 10:48:00 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 Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 22:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 12' North, Longitude: 163° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.61 meters/second, 1669.0 km/hour, 1037.1 miles/hour or 901.2 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"1037.05 miWest0° 00' 58.0"1.11 miSouth1037.06 mi
24 hours0° 05' 20.1"6.15 miWest0° 23' 13.0"26.59 miSouth27.29 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 16, 2012 at 22:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 01' South, Longitude: 154° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.25 meters/second, 1602.9 km/hour, 996.0 miles/hour or 865.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.6"16.60 miWest0° 00' 12.4"0.24 miSouth16.60 mi
1 hour14° 28' 34.7"995.83 miWest0° 12' 27.8"14.27 miSouth995.74 mi
24 hours12° 47' 32.5"880.00 miEast4° 48' 02.2"329.91 miSouth935.20 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiMon 12:48 PM672 km417 miles363 nmEast E
Baker IslandSun 10:48 AM1477 km918 miles797 nmWest W
FakaofoMon 11:48 AM1546 km961 miles835 nmSouthwest SW
ApiaMon 11:48 AM2001 km1244 miles1081 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HonoluluSun 12:48 PM2197 km1365 miles1186 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FunafutiMon 10:48 AM2270 km1410 miles1226 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiSun 11:48 AM2458 km1527 miles1327 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RarotongaSun 12:48 PM2621 km1629 miles1415 nmSouth S
TarawaMon 10:48 AM2632 km1635 miles1421 nmWest W
PapeeteSun 12:48 PM2656 km1651 miles1434 nmSoutheast SE

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