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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 = Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 12:08:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 00:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 25' South, Longitude: 175° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.56 meters/second, 1665.2 km/hour, 1034.7 miles/hour or 899.1 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"1034.69 miWest0° 00' 57.7"1.10 miSouth1034.68 mi
24 hours0° 04' 33.8"5.25 miWest0° 23' 05.5"26.45 miSouth26.96 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 00:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 03' North, Longitude: 36° 45' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.65 meters/second, 1528.8 km/hour, 949.9 miles/hour or 825.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.83 miWest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 miNorth15.83 mi
1 hour14° 31' 25.2"949.63 miWest0° 04' 38.2"5.32 miNorth949.42 mi
24 hours11° 30' 54.7"753.00 miEast1° 26' 14.4"98.87 miNorth756.15 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FunafutiThu 12:08 PM634 km394 miles342 nmSoutheast SE
TarawaThu 12:08 PM690 km429 miles373 nmNorth-northwest NNW
YarenThu 12:08 PM1014 km630 miles548 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baker IslandWed 12:08 PM1058 km657 miles571 nmEast-northeast ENE
MajuroThu 12:08 PM1342 km834 miles724 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SuvaThu 12:08 PM1557 km968 miles841 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FakaofoThu 1:08 PM1600 km994 miles864 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port VilaThu 11:08 AM1653 km1027 miles892 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Apia *Thu 2:08 PM1770 km1100 miles956 nmSoutheast SE
HoniaraThu 11:08 AM1772 km1101 miles957 nmWest-southwest WSW

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