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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 = Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 1:20:00 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 Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 01:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 03' South, Longitude: 157° 16' East

The ground speed is currently 462.78 meters/second, 1666.0 kilometres/hour, 1035.2 miles/hour or 899.6 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"17.25 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 01:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 54' North, Longitude: 7° 59' East

The ground speed is currently 430.07 meters/second, 1548.2 kilometres/hour, 962.0 miles/hour or 836.0 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' 31.8"16.03 miWest0° 00' 06.5"0.13 miNorth16.03 mi
1 hour14° 31' 54.0"961.77 miWest0° 06' 32.9"7.51 miNorth961.52 mi
24 hours11° 20' 16.4"750.46 miEast2° 14' 25.4"154.08 miNorth761.56 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
ArawaWed 11:20 AM305 km190 miles165 nmSouthwest SW
BukaWed 11:20 AM325 km202 miles176 nmWest-southwest WSW
GizoWed 12:20 PM450 km280 miles243 nmSouth S
RabaulWed 11:20 AM566 km352 miles306 nmWest W
HoniaraWed 12:20 PM665 km413 miles359 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenWed 1:20 PM1142 km710 miles617 nmEast-northeast ENE
PalikirWed 12:20 PM1218 km757 miles658 nmNorth N
Port MoresbyWed 11:20 AM1263 km785 miles682 nmWest-southwest WSW
JayapuraWed 10:20 AM1848 km1148 miles998 nmWest W
TarawaWed 1:20 PM1852 km1151 miles1000 nmEast-northeast ENE

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