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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 = Friday, October 5, 2012 at 12:20:00 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 Friday, October 5, 2012 at 00:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 49' South, Longitude: 172° 07' East

The ground speed is currently 462.30 meters/second, 1664.3 kilometres/hour, 1034.1 miles/hour or 898.6 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' 11.3"1034.12 miWest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 miSouth1034.11 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.9"5.13 miWest0° 23' 02.0"26.38 miSouth26.87 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 00:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 30' North, Longitude: 45° 21' East

The ground speed is currently 420.64 meters/second, 1514.3 kilometres/hour, 940.9 miles/hour or 817.6 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' 30.9"15.68 miWest0° 00' 02.5"0.05 miNorth15.68 mi
1 hour14° 31' 00.3"940.61 miWest0° 02' 24.7"2.77 miNorth940.49 mi
24 hours11° 38' 59.0"754.93 miEast0° 31' 21.0"35.95 miNorth754.49 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
TabiteueaFri 12:20 PM495 km308 miles267 nmNortheast NE
TarawaFri 12:20 PM696 km432 miles376 nmNorth N
YarenFri 12:20 PM745 km463 miles402 nmNorthwest NW
FunafutiFri 12:20 PM884 km549 miles477 nmEast-southeast ESE
MajuroFri 12:20 PM1319 km819 miles712 nmNorth N
Baker IslandThu 12:20 PM1384 km860 miles747 nmEast-northeast ENE
HoniaraFri 11:20 AM1437 km893 miles776 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port VilaFri 11:20 AM1489 km925 miles804 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SuvaFri 12:20 PM1626 km1010 miles878 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FakaofoFri 1:20 PM1910 km1187 miles1031 nmEast-southeast ESE

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