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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 1:38:00 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 01:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 27' South, Longitude: 152° 41' East

The ground speed is currently 462.54 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"17.24 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.24 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.5"1034.66 miWest0° 00' 57.7"1.10 miSouth1034.65 mi
24 hours0° 04' 33.3"5.24 miWest0° 23' 05.4"26.44 miSouth26.96 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 01:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 10' North, Longitude: 14° 57' East

The ground speed is currently 424.35 meters/second, 1527.6 kilometres/hour, 949.2 miles/hour or 824.9 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"15.82 miWest0° 00' 04.5"0.09 miNorth15.82 mi
1 hour14° 31' 23.4"948.93 miWest0° 04' 30.2"5.16 miNorth948.73 mi
24 hours11° 31' 31.5"753.14 miEast1° 22' 55.8"95.08 miNorth755.92 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
RabaulThu 11:38 AM64 km40 miles35 nmWest-northwest WNW
BukaThu 11:38 AM246 km153 miles133 nmEast-southeast ESE
ArawaThu 11:38 AM375 km233 miles203 nmEast-southeast ESE
GizoThu 12:38 PM613 km381 miles331 nmSoutheast SE
LaeThu 11:38 AM680 km422 miles367 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port MoresbyThu 11:38 AM822 km511 miles444 nmSouthwest SW
Mount HagenThu 11:38 AM950 km590 miles513 nmWest W
HoniaraThu 12:38 PM974 km605 miles526 nmSoutheast SE
JayapuraThu 10:38 AM1347 km837 miles728 nmWest W
PalikirThu 12:38 PM1397 km868 miles754 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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