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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 1:08:00 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 01:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 49' South, Longitude: 160° 07' 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"1034.10 miWest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 miSouth1034.09 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.7"5.13 miWest0° 23' 01.9"26.38 miSouth26.87 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 01:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 32' North, Longitude: 33° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.54 meters/second, 1513.9 km/hour, 940.7 miles/hour or 817.5 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° 30' 59.6"940.40 miWest0° 02' 20.1"2.68 miNorth940.29 mi
24 hours11° 39' 10.7"754.98 miEast0° 29' 29.6"33.82 miNorth754.52 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HoniaraFri 12:08 PM510 km317 miles275 nmSouth S
GizoFri 12:08 PM512 km318 miles276 nmSouthwest SW
ArawaFri 11:08 AM527 km327 miles285 nmWest-southwest WSW
BukaFri 11:08 AM607 km377 miles328 nmWest W
YarenFri 1:08 PM893 km555 miles482 nmEast-northeast ENE
PalikirFri 12:08 PM1317 km818 miles711 nmNorth N
Port MoresbyFri 11:08 AM1516 km942 miles819 nmWest-southwest WSW
TarawaFri 1:08 PM1591 km989 miles859 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port VilaFri 12:08 PM1685 km1047 miles910 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MajuroFri 1:08 PM1818 km1129 miles981 nmNortheast NE

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