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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 1:18:00 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 01:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 03' South, Longitude: 157° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.78 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"1035.19 miWest0° 00' 57.9"1.11 miSouth1035.18 mi
24 hours0° 04' 39.0"5.35 miWest0° 23' 08.5"26.50 miSouth27.04 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 01:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 54' North, Longitude: 8° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.07 meters/second, 1548.3 km/hour, 962.0 miles/hour or 836.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.8"16.03 miWest0° 00' 06.5"0.13 miNorth16.03 mi
1 hour14° 31' 54.0"961.79 miWest0° 06' 33.0"7.51 miNorth961.54 mi
24 hours11° 20' 15.3"750.45 miEast2° 14' 29.6"154.16 miNorth761.57 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ArawaWed 11:18 AM342 km213 miles185 nmSouthwest SW
BukaWed 11:18 AM375 km233 miles203 nmWest-southwest WSW
GizoWed 12:18 PM459 km285 miles248 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HoniaraWed 12:18 PM642 km399 miles347 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenWed 1:18 PM1090 km677 miles589 nmEast-northeast ENE
PalikirWed 12:18 PM1215 km755 miles656 nmNorth N
Port MoresbyWed 11:18 AM1312 km815 miles709 nmWest-southwest WSW
TarawaWed 1:18 PM1800 km1118 miles972 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port VilaWed 12:18 PM1901 km1182 miles1027 nmSoutheast SE
JayapuraWed 10:18 AM1903 km1182 miles1028 nmWest W

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