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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 2:08:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 02:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 50' South, Longitude: 145° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.28 meters/second, 1664.2 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"1034.08 miWest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 miSouth1034.07 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.5"5.12 miWest0° 23' 01.8"26.37 miSouth26.87 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 02:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 34' North, Longitude: 19° 13' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.43 meters/second, 1513.5 km/hour, 940.5 miles/hour or 817.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.67 miWest0° 00' 02.3"0.04 miNorth15.67 mi
1 hour14° 30' 58.9"940.15 miWest0° 02' 14.4"2.57 miNorth940.04 mi
24 hours11° 39' 24.6"755.04 miEast0° 27' 10.1"31.15 miNorth754.56 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Mount HagenFri 12:08 PM149 km92 miles80 nmSouthwest SW
LaeFri 12:08 PM295 km184 miles159 nmSoutheast SE
JayapuraFri 11:08 AM551 km342 miles298 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port MoresbyFri 12:08 PM559 km348 miles302 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ManokwariFri 11:08 AM1304 km810 miles704 nmWest-northwest WNW
CairnsFri 12:08 PM1338 km832 miles723 nmSouth S
HoniaraFri 1:08 PM1716 km1067 miles927 nmEast-southeast ESE
DarwinFri 11:38 AM1781 km1107 miles962 nmWest-southwest WSW
MelekeokFri 11:08 AM1794 km1115 miles969 nmNorthwest NW
PalikirFri 1:08 PM1948 km1211 miles1052 nmNortheast NE

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