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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 30, 2012 at 2:18:00 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 30, 2012 at 02:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 55' South, Longitude: 142° 60' East

The ground speed is currently 463.34 meters/second, 1668.0 kilometres/hour, 1036.5 miles/hour or 900.7 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"17.27 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.27 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.2"1036.46 miWest0° 00' 58.1"1.11 miSouth1036.45 mi
24 hours0° 04' 53.0"5.62 miWest0° 23' 15.8"26.64 miSouth27.23 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 02:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 20' North, Longitude: 39° 01' West

The ground speed is currently 447.19 meters/second, 1609.9 kilometres/hour, 1000.3 miles/hour or 869.3 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' 32.9"16.67 miWest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 miNorth16.67 mi
1 hour14° 32' 56.0"1000.23 miWest0° 10' 44.7"12.31 miNorth1000.13 mi
24 hours10° 50' 58.5"745.92 miEast4° 06' 27.6"282.29 miNorth794.18 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 11:18 AM258 km161 miles140 nmWest W
Mount HagenSun 12:18 PM353 km220 miles191 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LaeSun 12:18 PM612 km380 miles330 nmSoutheast SE
Port MoresbySun 12:18 PM859 km534 miles464 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ManokwariSun 11:18 AM1020 km634 miles551 nmWest-northwest WNW
MelekeokSun 11:18 AM1480 km920 miles799 nmNorthwest NW
CairnsSun 12:18 PM1579 km981 miles853 nmSouth S
DarwinSun 11:48 AM1706 km1060 miles921 nmSouthwest SW
HagåtñaSun 12:18 PM1823 km1132 miles984 nmNorth N
PalikirSun 1:18 PM2005 km1246 miles1083 nmEast-northeast ENE

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