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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 = Friday, October 5, 2012 at 12:30:00 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).

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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 00:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 49' South, Longitude: 169° 37' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.30 meters/second, 1664.3 km/hour, 1034.1 miles/hour or 898.6 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"1034.12 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 00:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 31' North, Longitude: 42° 56' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.62 meters/second, 1514.2 km/hour, 940.9 miles/hour or 817.6 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' 02.3"0.05 miNorth15.68 mi
1 hour14° 31' 00.2"940.57 miWest0° 02' 23.7"2.75 miNorth940.45 mi
24 hours11° 39' 01.4"754.94 miEast0° 30' 57.9"35.50 miNorth754.50 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
YarenFri 12:30 PM559 km347 miles302 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TarawaFri 12:30 PM785 km488 miles424 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FunafutiFri 12:30 PM1136 km706 miles613 nmEast-southeast ESE
HoniaraFri 11:30 AM1182 km735 miles638 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroFri 12:30 PM1331 km827 miles719 nmNorth N
Port VilaFri 11:30 AM1437 km893 miles776 nmSouth S
Baker IslandThu 12:30 PM1643 km1021 miles887 nmEast-northeast ENE
SuvaFri 12:30 PM1758 km1093 miles949 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirFri 11:30 AM1817 km1129 miles981 nmNorthwest NW
FakaofoFri 1:30 PM2178 km1353 miles1176 nmEast-southeast ESE

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