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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 11:20:00 PM.

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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 23:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 48' South, Longitude: 172° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.32 meters/second, 1664.3 km/hour, 1034.2 miles/hour or 898.7 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' 11.3"1034.15 miWest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 miSouth1034.14 mi
24 hours0° 04' 28.1"5.14 miWest0° 23' 02.2"26.38 miSouth26.88 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 23:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 28' North, Longitude: 59° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.76 meters/second, 1514.7 km/hour, 941.2 miles/hour or 817.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.69 miWest0° 00' 02.5"0.05 miNorth15.69 mi
1 hour14° 31' 01.1"940.88 miWest0° 02' 30.4"2.88 miNorth940.76 mi
24 hours11° 38' 44.1"754.87 miEast0° 33' 40.1"38.61 miNorth754.47 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RawakiFri 12:20 PM269 km167 miles145 nmEast-northeast ENE
FakaofoFri 12:20 PM538 km334 miles291 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Baker IslandThu 11:20 AM681 km423 miles368 nmNorthwest NW
FunafutiFri 11:20 AM967 km601 miles522 nmWest-southwest WSW
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Fri 1:20 PM992 km616 miles536 nmSouth S
Apia *Fri 1:20 PM1007 km626 miles544 nmSouth S
AlofiThu 12:20 PM1610 km1000 miles869 nmSouth S
TarawaFri 11:20 AM1714 km1065 miles925 nmWest-northwest WNW
SuvaFri 11:20 AM1753 km1089 miles946 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NukualofaFri 12:20 PM1825 km1134 miles985 nmSouth S

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