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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 1:40:00 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 01:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 50' South, Longitude: 152° 06' 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 01:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 33' North, Longitude: 25° 60' East

The ground speed is currently 420.48 meters/second, 1513.7 kilometres/hour, 940.6 miles/hour or 817.3 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' 17.1"2.62 miNorth940.15 mi
24 hours11° 39' 18.2"755.01 miEast0° 28' 15.2"32.40 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 11:40 AM70 km44 miles38 nmNorth N
BukaFri 11:40 AM292 km181 miles158 nmEast-southeast ESE
ArawaFri 11:40 AM413 km257 miles223 nmEast-southeast ESE
LaeFri 11:40 AM605 km376 miles327 nmWest-southwest WSW
GizoFri 12:40 PM637 km396 miles344 nmSoutheast SE
Port MoresbyFri 11:40 AM746 km463 miles403 nmSouthwest SW
Mount HagenFri 11:40 AM880 km547 miles475 nmWest W
HoniaraFri 12:40 PM1005 km624 miles543 nmEast-southeast ESE
JayapuraFri 10:40 AM1292 km803 miles697 nmWest W
PalikirFri 12:40 PM1463 km909 miles790 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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