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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 1:18:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 01:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 50' South, Longitude: 157° 37' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.29 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 01:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 32' North, Longitude: 31° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.52 meters/second, 1513.9 km/hour, 940.7 miles/hour or 817.4 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"940.36 miWest0° 02' 19.2"2.66 miNorth940.24 mi
24 hours11° 39' 13.0"754.99 miEast0° 29' 06.3"33.37 miNorth754.53 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ArawaFri 11:18 AM274 km171 miles148 nmSouthwest SW
BukaFri 11:18 AM333 km207 miles180 nmWest-southwest WSW
GizoFri 12:18 PM372 km231 miles201 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HoniaraFri 12:18 PM571 km355 miles308 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenFri 1:18 PM1138 km707 miles615 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port MoresbyFri 11:18 AM1259 km783 miles680 nmWest-southwest WSW
PalikirFri 12:18 PM1300 km808 miles702 nmNorth N
Port VilaFri 12:18 PM1844 km1146 miles996 nmSoutheast SE
TarawaFri 1:18 PM1846 km1147 miles997 nmEast-northeast ENE
CairnsFri 11:18 AM1859 km1155 miles1004 nmSouthwest SW

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