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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 3:20:00 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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Position of the Sun

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 03:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 52' South, Longitude: 127° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.27 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"17.23 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.23 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.3"1034.05 miWest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 miSouth1034.04 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.1"5.12 miWest0° 23' 01.5"26.37 miSouth26.86 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 03:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 37' North, Longitude: 1° 48' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.30 meters/second, 1513.1 km/hour, 940.2 miles/hour or 817.0 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' 02.1"0.04 miNorth15.67 mi
1 hour14° 30' 58.0"939.86 miWest0° 02' 07.6"2.44 miNorth939.75 mi
24 hours11° 39' 40.8"755.11 miEast0° 24' 22.4"27.95 miNorth754.62 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AmbonFri 12:20 PM176 km109 miles95 nmNortheast NE
BaucauFri 12:20 PM405 km252 miles219 nmSouth S
DiliFri 12:20 PM442 km275 miles239 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SameFri 12:20 PM486 km302 miles262 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KendariFri 11:20 AM518 km322 miles280 nmWest W
SuaiFri 12:20 PM533 km331 miles288 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SofifiFri 12:20 PM621 km386 miles335 nmNorth N
TernateFri 12:20 PM625 km388 miles337 nmNorth N
KupangFri 11:20 AM703 km437 miles380 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ManadoFri 11:20 AM746 km463 miles403 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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