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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 = Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 1:20:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 01:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 13' South, Longitude: 157° 02' East

The ground speed is currently 462.02 meters/second, 1663.3 kilometres/hour, 1033.5 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"1033.49 miWest0° 00' 57.4"1.10 miSouth1033.47 mi
24 hours0° 04' 21.6"5.00 miWest0° 22' 58.1"26.30 miSouth26.78 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 01:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 02' North, Longitude: 42° 29' East

The ground speed is currently 419.07 meters/second, 1508.6 kilometres/hour, 937.4 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' 00.0"0.00 miNorth15.62 mi
1 hour14° 30' 45.5"937.10 miWest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 miSouth937.10 mi
24 hours11° 42' 35.5"756.21 miEast0° 27' 17.0"31.28 miSouth758.00 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
ArawaSat 11:20 AM198 km123 miles107 nmSouthwest SW
BukaSat 11:20 AM263 km163 miles142 nmWest W
GizoSat 12:20 PM321 km199 miles173 nmSouth S
RabaulSat 11:20 AM552 km343 miles298 nmWest-northwest WNW
HoniaraSat 12:20 PM567 km352 miles306 nmSoutheast SE
Port MoresbySat 11:20 AM1184 km736 miles639 nmWest-southwest WSW
YarenSat 1:20 PM1214 km754 miles656 nmEast-northeast ENE
PalikirSat 12:20 PM1347 km837 miles728 nmNorth N
CairnsSat 11:20 AM1785 km1109 miles964 nmSouthwest SW
JayapuraSat 10:20 AM1837 km1142 miles992 nmWest W

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