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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 = Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 12:18:00 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 Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 00:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 02' South, Longitude: 172° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.79 meters/second, 1666.0 km/hour, 1035.2 miles/hour or 899.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.25 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.25 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.6"1035.21 miWest0° 00' 57.9"1.11 miSouth1035.20 mi
24 hours0° 04' 39.2"5.35 miWest0° 23' 08.6"26.51 miSouth27.04 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 00:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 48' North, Longitude: 22° 60' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.34 meters/second, 1549.2 km/hour, 962.6 miles/hour or 836.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.8"16.04 miWest0° 00' 06.6"0.13 miNorth16.04 mi
1 hour14° 31' 55.3"962.37 miWest0° 06' 37.7"7.60 miNorth962.12 mi
24 hours11° 19' 45.0"750.33 miEast2° 16' 30.1"156.46 miNorth761.88 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TarawaWed 12:18 PM604 km375 miles326 nmNorth N
YarenWed 12:18 PM756 km470 miles408 nmWest-northwest WNW
FunafutiWed 12:18 PM867 km539 miles468 nmSoutheast SE
MajuroWed 12:18 PM1240 km771 miles670 nmNorth N
Baker IslandTue 12:18 PM1285 km798 miles694 nmEast-northeast ENE
HoniaraWed 11:18 AM1536 km955 miles829 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port VilaWed 11:18 AM1591 km989 miles859 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SuvaWed 12:18 PM1677 km1042 miles905 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FakaofoWed 1:18 PM1867 km1160 miles1008 nmEast-southeast ESE
Apia *Wed 2:18 PM2014 km1252 miles1088 nmEast-southeast ESE

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