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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 = Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 12:24:00 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 Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 00:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 14' North, Longitude: 172° 11' East

The ground speed is currently 463.94 meters/second, 1670.2 kilometres/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 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"17.30 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.1"1037.81 miWest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 miSouth1037.81 mi
24 hours0° 05' 16.0"6.07 miWest0° 23' 21.1"26.74 miSouth27.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 00:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 08' South, Longitude: 109° 11' West

The ground speed is currently 415.73 meters/second, 1496.6 kilometres/hour, 930.0 miles/hour or 808.1 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' 24.5"15.50 miWest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 miNorth15.50 mi
1 hour14° 24' 28.3"929.65 miWest0° 00' 06.1"0.12 miNorth929.65 mi
24 hours14° 03' 42.8"907.34 miEast0° 40' 37.6"46.58 miNorth910.58 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
TarawaSat 12:24 PM159 km99 miles86 nmNortheast NE
TabiteueaSat 12:24 PM325 km202 miles176 nmEast-southeast ESE
YarenSat 12:24 PM593 km368 miles320 nmWest W
MajuroSat 12:24 PM764 km475 miles412 nmNorth N
FunafutiSat 12:24 PM1241 km771 miles670 nmSoutheast SE
Baker IslandFri 12:24 PM1261 km784 miles681 nmEast E
PalikirSat 11:24 AM1724 km1071 miles931 nmWest-northwest WNW
HoniaraSat 11:24 AM1727 km1073 miles932 nmSouthwest SW
Port VilaSat 11:24 AM2033 km1263 miles1098 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoSat 1:24 PM2125 km1320 miles1147 nmEast-southeast ESE

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