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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 2:38:00 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 02:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 12' North, Longitude: 138° 41' 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' 15.8"6.07 miWest0° 23' 21.1"26.74 miSouth27.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 02:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 08' South, Longitude: 141° 22' West

The ground speed is currently 415.77 meters/second, 1496.8 kilometres/hour, 930.1 miles/hour or 808.2 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' 00.3"0.01 miNorth15.50 mi
1 hour14° 24' 31.5"929.75 miWest0° 00' 25.1"0.48 miNorth929.77 mi
24 hours14° 01' 40.7"905.20 miEast0° 47' 54.0"54.92 miNorth909.26 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
JayapuraSat 11:38 AM377 km234 miles204 nmSoutheast SE
ManokwariSat 11:38 AM528 km328 miles285 nmWest-southwest WSW
Mount HagenSat 12:38 PM910 km566 miles491 nmSoutheast SE
KororSat 11:38 AM918 km570 miles496 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MelekeokSat 11:38 AM925 km575 miles499 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port MoresbySat 12:38 PM1424 km885 miles769 nmSoutheast SE
ManadoSat 10:38 AM1548 km962 miles836 nmWest W
HagåtñaSat 12:38 PM1614 km1003 miles871 nmNorth-northeast NNE
General SantosSat 10:38 AM1637 km1017 miles884 nmWest-northwest WNW
DavaoSat 10:38 AM1638 km1018 miles885 nmWest-northwest WNW

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