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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 = Thursday, October 4, 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 00:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 26' South, Longitude: 172° 41' East

The ground speed is currently 462.56 meters/second, 1665.2 kilometres/hour, 1034.7 miles/hour or 899.1 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' 11.5"1034.69 miWest0° 00' 57.7"1.10 miSouth1034.68 mi
24 hours0° 04' 33.8"5.24 miWest0° 23' 05.5"26.45 miSouth26.96 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 00:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 04' North, Longitude: 34° 19' East

The ground speed is currently 424.62 meters/second, 1528.6 kilometres/hour, 949.8 miles/hour or 825.4 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' 31.3"15.83 miWest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 miNorth15.83 mi
1 hour14° 31' 24.9"949.55 miWest0° 04' 37.3"5.30 miNorth949.34 mi
24 hours11° 30' 58.9"753.01 miEast1° 25' 52.2"98.45 miNorth756.12 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
TabiteueaThu 12:18 PM424 km263 miles229 nmNorth-northeast NNE
TarawaThu 12:18 PM647 km402 miles349 nmNorth N
YarenThu 12:18 PM772 km479 miles417 nmNorthwest NW
FunafutiThu 12:18 PM850 km528 miles459 nmEast-southeast ESE
MajuroThu 12:18 PM1282 km796 miles692 nmNorth N
Baker IslandWed 12:18 PM1309 km813 miles707 nmEast-northeast ENE
HoniaraThu 11:18 AM1512 km939 miles816 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port VilaThu 11:18 AM1548 km962 miles836 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SuvaThu 12:18 PM1640 km1019 miles886 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FakaofoThu 1:18 PM1862 km1157 miles1005 nmEast-southeast ESE

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