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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 12:28:00 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 00:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 49' South, Longitude: 170° 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 00:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 30' North, Longitude: 43° 25' East

The ground speed is currently 420.62 meters/second, 1514.2 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' 02.3"0.05 miNorth15.68 mi
1 hour14° 31' 00.2"940.58 miWest0° 02' 24.0"2.75 miNorth940.46 mi
24 hours11° 39' 01.0"754.94 miEast0° 31' 02.4"35.59 miNorth754.50 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
YarenFri 12:28 PM590 km367 miles319 nmNorthwest NW
TabiteueaFri 12:28 PM652 km405 miles352 nmNortheast NE
TarawaFri 12:28 PM760 km472 miles410 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FunafutiFri 12:28 PM1085 km674 miles586 nmEast-southeast ESE
HoniaraFri 11:28 AM1232 km766 miles665 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroFri 12:28 PM1324 km823 miles715 nmNorth N
Port VilaFri 11:28 AM1443 km897 miles779 nmSouth S
Baker IslandThu 12:28 PM1591 km988 miles859 nmEast-northeast ENE
SuvaFri 12:28 PM1729 km1075 miles934 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirFri 11:28 AM1856 km1154 miles1002 nmNorthwest NW

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