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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 = Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 4:18:00 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).

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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 04:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 57' South, Longitude: 112° 60' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.33 meters/second, 1668.0 km/hour, 1036.4 miles/hour or 900.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.27 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.27 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.2"1036.43 miWest0° 00' 58.1"1.11 miSouth1036.42 mi
24 hours0° 04' 52.7"5.62 miWest0° 23' 15.6"26.64 miSouth27.22 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 30, 2012 at 04:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 41' North, Longitude: 68° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.87 meters/second, 1608.7 km/hour, 999.6 miles/hour or 868.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.66 miWest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 miNorth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 32' 55.7"999.51 miWest0° 10' 40.3"12.22 miNorth999.40 mi
24 hours10° 51' 19.2"745.78 miEast4° 04' 18.9"279.84 miNorth793.06 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Palangka RayaSun 11:18 AM132 km82 miles71 nmNortheast NE
BanjarmasinSun 12:18 PM183 km113 miles99 nmEast-southeast ESE
BalikpapanSun 12:18 PM470 km292 miles254 nmEast-northeast ENE
SurabayaSun 11:18 AM479 km297 miles258 nmSouth S
KudusSun 11:18 AM491 km305 miles265 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PontianakSun 11:18 AM519 km322 miles280 nmNorthwest NW
SemarangSun 11:18 AM531 km330 miles287 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SamarindaSun 12:18 PM535 km332 miles289 nmEast-northeast ENE
MadiunSun 11:18 AM543 km338 miles293 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KediriSun 11:18 AM550 km341 miles297 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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