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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 1:18:00 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).

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 01:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 27' South, Longitude: 157° 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 01:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 09' North, Longitude: 19° 48' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.41 meters/second, 1527.9 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' 23.9"949.09 miWest0° 04' 32.0"5.20 miNorth948.88 mi
24 hours11° 31' 23.4"753.11 miEast1° 23' 39.9"95.92 miNorth755.97 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ArawaThu 11:18 AM307 km191 miles166 nmSouthwest SW
BukaThu 11:18 AM352 km219 miles190 nmWest-southwest WSW
GizoThu 12:18 PM416 km258 miles224 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HoniaraThu 12:18 PM606 km377 miles327 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenThu 1:18 PM1114 km692 miles601 nmEast-northeast ENE
PalikirThu 12:18 PM1257 km781 miles679 nmNorth N
Port MoresbyThu 11:18 AM1285 km799 miles694 nmWest-southwest WSW
TarawaThu 1:18 PM1823 km1132 miles984 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port VilaThu 12:18 PM1872 km1163 miles1011 nmSoutheast SE
CairnsThu 11:18 AM1896 km1178 miles1024 nmSouthwest SW

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