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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 12:38:00 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 00:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 49' South, Longitude: 167° 37' 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 00:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 31' North, Longitude: 40° 60' East

The ground speed is currently 420.60 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"940.53 miWest0° 02' 23.1"2.73 miNorth940.41 mi
24 hours11° 39' 03.5"754.95 miEast0° 30' 39.3"35.15 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 12:38 PM478 km297 miles258 nmNorth N
TabiteueaFri 12:38 PM888 km552 miles480 nmEast-northeast ENE
TarawaFri 12:38 PM913 km568 miles493 nmNortheast NE
HoniaraFri 11:38 AM988 km614 miles533 nmWest-southwest WSW
FunafutiFri 12:38 PM1345 km836 miles726 nmEast-southeast ESE
MajuroFri 12:38 PM1382 km859 miles746 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port VilaFri 11:38 AM1432 km890 miles773 nmSouth S
PalikirFri 11:38 AM1669 km1037 miles901 nmNorthwest NW
Baker IslandThu 12:38 PM1854 km1152 miles1001 nmEast-northeast ENE
SuvaFri 12:38 PM1886 km1172 miles1018 nmSoutheast SE

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