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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 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 Sunday, September 23, 2012 at 02:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 12' South, Longitude: 138° 36' 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 02:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 20' South, Longitude: 127° 20' West

The ground speed is currently 418.42 meters/second, 1506.3 kilometres/hour, 936.0 miles/hour or 813.3 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"15.60 miWest0° 00' 03.5"0.07 miNorth15.60 mi
1 hour14° 25' 28.9"935.69 miWest0° 03' 39.1"4.19 miNorth935.89 mi
24 hours13° 32' 21.6"878.30 miEast2° 00' 56.4"138.64 miNorth894.62 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
JayapuraSun 11:38 AM350 km217 miles189 nmSoutheast SE
ManokwariSun 11:38 AM510 km317 miles275 nmWest W
Mount HagenSun 12:38 PM886 km550 miles478 nmSoutheast SE
KororSun 11:38 AM950 km590 miles513 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MelekeokSun 11:38 AM958 km595 miles517 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port MoresbySun 12:38 PM1398 km869 miles755 nmSoutheast SE
ManadoSun 10:38 AM1542 km958 miles833 nmWest W
DarwinSun 12:08 PM1604 km997 miles866 nmSouth-southwest SSW
General SantosSun 10:38 AM1646 km1023 miles889 nmWest-northwest WNW
DavaoSun 10:38 AM1650 km1026 miles891 nmWest-northwest WNW

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