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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 = Monday, September 17, 2012 at 4:48:00 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 Monday, September 17, 2012 at 04:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 06' North, Longitude: 106° 37' East

The ground speed is currently 463.64 meters/second, 1669.1 kilometres/hour, 1037.1 miles/hour or 901.2 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"17.29 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.29 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.3"1037.12 miWest0° 00' 58.0"1.11 miSouth1037.13 mi
24 hours0° 05' 20.0"6.15 miWest0° 23' 13.6"26.60 miSouth27.30 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, September 17, 2012 at 04:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 15' South, Longitude: 118° 42' East

The ground speed is currently 443.99 meters/second, 1598.4 kilometres/hour, 993.2 miles/hour or 863.0 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' 28.2"16.55 miWest0° 00' 12.2"0.23 miSouth16.55 mi
1 hour14° 28' 17.8"993.01 miWest0° 12' 15.8"14.05 miSouth992.88 mi
24 hours12° 54' 54.2"886.21 miEast4° 40' 49.9"321.68 miSouth937.52 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
Tanjung PinangMon 11:48 AM274 km171 miles148 nmWest-southwest WSW
BatamMon 11:48 AM317 km197 miles171 nmWest-southwest WSW
SingaporeMon 12:48 PM321 km199 miles173 nmWest-southwest WSW
Johor BahruMon 12:48 PM325 km202 miles176 nmWest-southwest WSW
PontianakMon 11:48 AM384 km239 miles207 nmSoutheast SE
KuantanMon 12:48 PM412 km256 miles222 nmWest-northwest WNW
KuchingMon 12:48 PM419 km260 miles226 nmEast E
Pangkal PinangMon 11:48 AM471 km293 miles254 nmSouth S
Malacca CityMon 12:48 PM486 km302 miles262 nmWest W
SerembanMon 12:48 PM525 km326 miles284 nmWest W

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