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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 1:38:00 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 01:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 50' South, Longitude: 152° 36' East

The ground speed is currently 462.29 meters/second, 1664.2 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"1034.09 miWest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 miSouth1034.08 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.6"5.12 miWest0° 23' 01.8"26.38 miSouth26.87 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 01:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 33' North, Longitude: 26° 29' East

The ground speed is currently 420.48 meters/second, 1513.7 kilometres/hour, 940.6 miles/hour or 817.4 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"0.04 miNorth15.68 mi
1 hour14° 30' 59.3"940.27 miWest0° 02' 17.4"2.62 miNorth940.16 mi
24 hours11° 39' 17.7"755.01 miEast0° 28' 19.9"32.48 miNorth754.54 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
RabaulFri 11:38 AM86 km53 miles46 nmNorthwest NW
BukaFri 11:38 AM238 km148 miles129 nmEast-southeast ESE
ArawaFri 11:38 AM362 km225 miles196 nmEast-southeast ESE
GizoFri 12:38 PM592 km368 miles320 nmSoutheast SE
LaeFri 11:38 AM657 km408 miles355 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port MoresbyFri 11:38 AM787 km489 miles425 nmSouthwest SW
Mount HagenFri 11:38 AM936 km581 miles505 nmWest W
HoniaraFri 12:38 PM958 km595 miles517 nmEast-southeast ESE
JayapuraFri 10:38 AM1346 km837 miles727 nmWest W
PalikirFri 12:38 PM1439 km894 miles777 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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