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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 = Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 9:48:00 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 Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 21:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 26' North, Longitude: 148° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.80 meters/second, 1669.7 km/hour, 1037.5 miles/hour or 901.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.29 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.29 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.3"1037.49 miWest0° 00' 58.1"1.11 miSouth1037.49 mi
24 hours0° 05' 19.3"6.13 miWest0° 23' 17.2"26.67 miSouth27.36 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, September 18, 2012 at 21:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 51' South, Longitude: 113° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.59 meters/second, 1553.7 km/hour, 965.4 miles/hour or 839.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.1"16.09 miWest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 miSouth16.09 mi
1 hour14° 26' 07.5"965.19 miWest0° 09' 30.2"10.89 miSouth964.89 mi
24 hours13° 46' 39.7"921.23 miEast3° 18' 52.6"227.93 miSouth941.63 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiWed 11:48 AM980 km609 miles529 nmWest W
PapeeteTue 11:48 AM2102 km1306 miles1135 nmSouth S
HonoluluTue 11:48 AM2420 km1504 miles1307 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FakaofoWed 10:48 AM2783 km1729 miles1503 nmWest-southwest WSW
RarotongaTue 11:48 AM2791 km1734 miles1507 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ApiaWed 10:48 AM3070 km1908 miles1658 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandTue 9:48 AM3113 km1935 miles1681 nmWest W
AlofiTue 10:48 AM3257 km2024 miles1759 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownTue 1:48 PM3543 km2201 miles1913 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FunafutiWed 9:48 AM3746 km2328 miles2023 nmWest-southwest WSW

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