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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 1:10:00 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 01:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 26' South, Longitude: 159° 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"1034.67 miWest0° 00' 57.7"1.10 miSouth1034.66 mi
24 hours0° 04' 33.4"5.24 miWest0° 23' 05.4"26.44 miSouth26.96 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 01:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 08' North, Longitude: 21° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.44 meters/second, 1528.0 km/hour, 949.4 miles/hour or 825.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.82 miWest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 miNorth15.82 mi
1 hour14° 31' 24.0"949.15 miWest0° 04' 32.6"5.21 miNorth948.94 mi
24 hours11° 31' 20.1"753.10 miEast1° 23' 57.6"96.26 miNorth755.99 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ArawaThu 11:10 AM498 km309 miles269 nmWest-southwest WSW
GizoThu 12:10 PM513 km319 miles277 nmSouthwest SW
HoniaraThu 12:10 PM553 km344 miles299 nmSouth S
BukaThu 11:10 AM567 km352 miles306 nmWest-southwest WSW
YarenThu 1:10 PM913 km567 miles493 nmEast-northeast ENE
PalikirThu 12:10 PM1268 km788 miles684 nmNorth N
Port MoresbyThu 11:10 AM1488 km924 miles803 nmWest-southwest WSW
TarawaThu 1:10 PM1616 km1004 miles873 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port VilaThu 12:10 PM1746 km1085 miles943 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MajuroThu 1:10 PM1821 km1131 miles983 nmNortheast NE

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