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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 = Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 1:48:00 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 Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 01:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 11' South, Longitude: 151° 06' 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' 13.0"1037.81 miWest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 miSouth1037.81 mi
24 hours0° 05' 14.2"6.04 miWest0° 23' 21.6"26.75 miSouth27.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 01:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 23' South, Longitude: 115° 19' West

The ground speed is currently 418.26 meters/second, 1505.8 kilometres/hour, 935.6 miles/hour or 813.0 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' 25.4"15.59 miWest0° 00' 03.4"0.07 miNorth15.59 mi
1 hour14° 25' 26.2"935.35 miWest0° 03' 32.8"4.07 miNorth935.54 mi
24 hours13° 33' 33.9"879.32 miEast1° 58' 35.5"135.95 miNorth895.14 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
RabaulSun 11:48 AM460 km286 miles248 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ArawaSun 11:48 AM833 km518 miles450 nmSoutheast SE
WenoSun 11:48 AM848 km527 miles458 nmNorth N
LaeSun 11:48 AM857 km532 miles463 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Mount HagenSun 11:48 AM988 km614 miles534 nmSouthwest SW
PalikirSun 12:48 PM1110 km690 miles599 nmNortheast NE
Port MoresbySun 11:48 AM1113 km692 miles601 nmSouth-southwest SSW
JayapuraSun 10:48 AM1185 km737 miles640 nmWest-southwest WSW
HoniaraSun 12:48 PM1418 km881 miles766 nmSoutheast SE
HagåtñaSun 11:48 AM1665 km1034 miles899 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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