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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 11:58:00 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 23:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 48' South, Longitude: 177° 37' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.31 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"1034.13 miWest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 miSouth1034.12 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.9"5.13 miWest0° 23' 02.1"26.38 miSouth26.88 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 4, 2012 at 23:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 29' North, Longitude: 50° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.68 meters/second, 1514.4 km/hour, 941.0 miles/hour or 817.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.68 miWest0° 00' 02.5"0.05 miNorth15.68 mi
1 hour14° 31' 00.7"940.71 miWest0° 02' 26.8"2.81 miNorth940.59 mi
24 hours11° 38' 53.7"754.91 miEast0° 32' 12.1"36.92 miNorth754.48 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FunafutiFri 11:58 AM447 km277 miles241 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TabiteueaFri 11:58 AM511 km317 miles276 nmNorthwest NW
TarawaFri 11:58 AM858 km533 miles463 nmNorthwest NW
Baker IslandThu 11:58 AM859 km534 miles464 nmNortheast NE
Howland IslandThu 11:58 AM893 km555 miles482 nmNortheast NE
YarenFri 11:58 AM1279 km794 miles690 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoFri 12:58 PM1334 km829 miles720 nmEast-southeast ESE
SuvaFri 11:58 AM1477 km918 miles798 nmSouth S
MajuroFri 11:58 AM1487 km924 miles803 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Apia *Fri 1:58 PM1534 km953 miles828 nmSoutheast SE

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