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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 = Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 1:10:00 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 01:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 13' South, Longitude: 159° 32' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.02 meters/second, 1663.3 km/hour, 1033.5 miles/hour or 898.1 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' 10.9"1033.49 miWest0° 00' 57.4"1.10 miSouth1033.48 mi
24 hours0° 04' 21.6"5.01 miWest0° 22' 58.1"26.30 miSouth26.78 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 01:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 02' North, Longitude: 44° 55' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.07 meters/second, 1508.6 km/hour, 937.4 miles/hour or 814.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.62 miWest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 miNorth15.62 mi
1 hour14° 30' 45.6"937.10 miWest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 miNorth937.10 mi
24 hours11° 42' 35.0"756.20 miEast0° 26' 53.4"30.83 miSouth757.95 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
GizoSat 12:10 PM437 km272 miles236 nmSouthwest SW
ArawaSat 11:10 AM454 km282 miles245 nmWest-southwest WSW
HoniaraSat 12:10 PM469 km292 miles253 nmSouth S
BukaSat 11:10 AM540 km335 miles291 nmWest W
YarenSat 1:10 PM970 km602 miles524 nmEast-northeast ENE
PalikirSat 12:10 PM1350 km839 miles729 nmNorth N
Port MoresbySat 11:10 AM1442 km896 miles778 nmWest-southwest WSW
TarawaSat 1:10 PM1667 km1036 miles900 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port VilaSat 12:10 PM1684 km1046 miles909 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MajuroSat 1:10 PM1893 km1176 miles1022 nmNortheast NE

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