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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 11:18:00 PM.

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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 23:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 25' South, Longitude: 172° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.57 meters/second, 1665.2 km/hour, 1034.7 miles/hour or 899.2 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' 11.5"1034.71 miWest0° 00' 57.7"1.10 miSouth1034.70 mi
24 hours0° 04' 34.0"5.25 miWest0° 23' 05.6"26.45 miSouth26.96 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 3, 2012 at 23:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 59' North, Longitude: 48° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.83 meters/second, 1529.4 km/hour, 950.3 miles/hour or 825.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.84 miWest0° 00' 04.7"0.09 miNorth15.84 mi
1 hour14° 31' 26.1"950.02 miWest0° 04' 42.6"5.40 miNorth949.81 mi
24 hours11° 30' 33.8"752.92 miEast1° 28' 04.2"100.97 miNorth756.29 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Kanton IslandThu 12:18 PM190 km118 miles103 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RawakiThu 12:18 PM193 km120 miles104 nmEast-northeast ENE
FakaofoThu 12:18 PM561 km349 miles303 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Baker IslandWed 11:18 AM689 km428 miles372 nmNorthwest NW
FunafutiThu 11:18 AM1044 km648 miles563 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Thu 1:18 PM1044 km649 miles564 nmSouth S
AlofiWed 12:18 PM1641 km1019 miles886 nmSouth S
TarawaThu 11:18 AM1757 km1091 miles948 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiThu 1:18 PM1805 km1121 miles974 nmEast-northeast ENE
SuvaThu 11:18 AM1823 km1133 miles984 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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