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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 12:28:00 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 00:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 26' South, Longitude: 170° 11' East

The ground speed is currently 462.55 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' 33.7"5.24 miWest0° 23' 05.5"26.45 miSouth26.96 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 00:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 05' North, Longitude: 31° 54' East

The ground speed is currently 424.59 meters/second, 1528.5 kilometres/hour, 949.8 miles/hour or 825.3 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' 24.7"949.47 miWest0° 04' 36.4"5.28 miNorth949.27 mi
24 hours11° 31' 03.0"753.03 miEast1° 25' 30.2"98.03 miNorth756.10 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
YarenThu 12:28 PM562 km349 miles304 nmNorthwest NW
TabiteueaThu 12:28 PM620 km385 miles335 nmNortheast NE
TarawaThu 12:28 PM718 km446 miles388 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FunafutiThu 12:28 PM1094 km680 miles591 nmEast-southeast ESE
HoniaraThu 11:28 AM1259 km782 miles680 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroThu 12:28 PM1281 km796 miles692 nmNorth N
Port VilaThu 11:28 AM1487 km924 miles803 nmSouth S
Baker IslandWed 12:28 PM1569 km975 miles847 nmEast-northeast ENE
SuvaThu 12:28 PM1762 km1095 miles951 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirThu 11:28 AM1833 km1139 miles990 nmNorthwest NW

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