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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 12:58:00 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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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 00:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 26' South, Longitude: 162° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.55 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"17.24 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.24 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.5"1034.68 miWest0° 00' 57.7"1.10 miSouth1034.66 mi
24 hours0° 04' 33.5"5.24 miWest0° 23' 05.4"26.44 miSouth26.96 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 00:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 07' North, Longitude: 24° 38' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.48 meters/second, 1528.1 km/hour, 949.5 miles/hour or 825.1 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' 24.2"949.24 miWest0° 04' 33.8"5.23 miNorth949.04 mi
24 hours11° 31' 15.2"753.08 miEast1° 24' 24.1"96.76 miNorth756.02 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HoniaraThu 11:58 AM629 km391 miles340 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YarenThu 12:58 PM638 km396 miles344 nmNortheast NE
GizoThu 11:58 AM763 km474 miles412 nmWest-southwest WSW
ArawaThu 10:58 AM814 km506 miles439 nmWest-southwest WSW
BukaThu 10:58 AM896 km557 miles484 nmWest W
TarawaThu 12:58 PM1317 km818 miles711 nmEast-northeast ENE
PalikirThu 11:58 AM1353 km841 miles730 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port VilaThu 11:58 AM1595 km991 miles861 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MajuroThu 12:58 PM1599 km994 miles864 nmNortheast NE
Port MoresbyThu 10:58 AM1800 km1118 miles972 nmWest-southwest WSW

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