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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 = Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 8:58:00 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 20:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 06' South, Longitude: 136° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.94 meters/second, 1670.2 km/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.0"1037.81 miWest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 miSouth1037.81 mi
24 hours0° 05' 14.6"6.04 miWest0° 23' 21.5"26.75 miSouth27.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 22, 2012 at 20:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 38' South, Longitude: 45° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.46 meters/second, 1502.8 km/hour, 933.8 miles/hour or 811.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"15.56 miWest0° 00' 02.9"0.05 miNorth15.56 mi
1 hour14° 25' 11.9"933.54 miWest0° 02' 55.2"3.35 miNorth933.69 mi
24 hours13° 40' 20.0"885.16 miEast1° 44' 40.5"120.00 miNorth898.12 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiSun 10:58 AM2342 km1455 miles1264 nmWest W
PapeeteSat 10:58 AM2409 km1497 miles1301 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownSat 12:58 PM2844 km1767 miles1536 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HonoluluSat 10:58 AM3326 km2066 miles1796 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaSat 10:58 AM3454 km2146 miles1865 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoSun 9:58 AM3992 km2480 miles2155 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Sat 3:58 PM4158 km2584 miles2245 nmSoutheast SE
ApiaSun 9:58 AM4185 km2600 miles2260 nmWest-southwest WSW
HermosilloSat 1:58 PM4212 km2617 miles2274 nmNortheast NE
AlofiSat 9:58 AM4219 km2622 miles2278 nmWest-southwest WSW

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