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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 11:36:00 PM.

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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 23:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 11' South, Longitude: 176° 58' West

The ground speed is currently 462.04 meters/second, 1663.4 kilometres/hour, 1033.6 miles/hour or 898.1 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"17.23 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.23 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.9"1033.53 miWest0° 00' 57.4"1.10 miSouth1033.52 mi
24 hours0° 04' 21.9"5.01 miWest0° 22' 58.4"26.31 miSouth26.78 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 5, 2012 at 23:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 01' North, Longitude: 67° 39' East

The ground speed is currently 419.08 meters/second, 1508.7 kilometres/hour, 937.5 miles/hour or 814.6 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' 30.7"15.62 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miNorth15.62 mi
1 hour14° 30' 46.2"937.13 miWest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 miNorth937.12 mi
24 hours11° 42' 30.1"756.13 miEast0° 23' 12.0"26.60 miSouth757.57 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
FunafutiSat 11:36 AM563 km350 miles304 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandFri 11:36 AM597 km371 miles322 nmNorth N
AtafuSat 12:36 PM616 km383 miles332 nmSoutheast SE
Kanton IslandSat 12:36 PM643 km399 miles347 nmEast-northeast ENE
Howland IslandFri 11:36 AM663 km412 miles358 nmNorth N
RawakiSat 12:36 PM712 km442 miles384 nmEast-northeast ENE
FakaofoSat 12:36 PM786 km488 miles424 nmSoutheast SE
Mata-UtuSat 11:36 AM902 km560 miles487 nmSouth S
TabiteueaSat 11:36 AM1022 km635 miles552 nmWest-northwest WNW
Apia *Sat 1:36 PM1113 km692 miles601 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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