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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 12:20:00 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).

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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 00:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 26' South, Longitude: 172° 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' 33.7"5.24 miWest0° 23' 05.5"26.45 miSouth26.96 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 00:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 04' North, Longitude: 33° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.61 meters/second, 1528.6 km/hour, 949.8 miles/hour or 825.4 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' 24.9"949.53 miWest0° 04' 37.0"5.29 miNorth949.33 mi
24 hours11° 30' 59.6"753.02 miEast1° 25' 47.8"98.36 miNorth756.12 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TarawaThu 12:20 PM652 km405 miles352 nmNorth N
YarenThu 12:20 PM726 km451 miles392 nmNorthwest NW
FunafutiThu 12:20 PM898 km558 miles485 nmEast-southeast ESE
MajuroThu 12:20 PM1277 km793 miles689 nmNorth N
Baker IslandWed 12:20 PM1360 km845 miles734 nmEast-northeast ENE
HoniaraThu 11:20 AM1460 km907 miles789 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port VilaThu 11:20 AM1532 km952 miles827 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SuvaThu 12:20 PM1662 km1032 miles897 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FakaofoThu 1:20 PM1914 km1190 miles1034 nmEast-southeast ESE
PalikirThu 11:20 AM2001 km1243 miles1080 nmNorthwest NW

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