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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 1:28:00 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 01:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 13' South, Longitude: 155° 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"1033.48 miWest0° 00' 57.4"1.10 miSouth1033.47 mi
24 hours0° 04' 21.5"5.00 miWest0° 22' 58.1"26.30 miSouth26.78 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 01:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 02' North, Longitude: 40° 33' East

The ground speed is currently 419.06 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"937.09 miWest0° 00' 01.1"0.02 miSouth937.10 mi
24 hours11° 42' 35.8"756.21 miEast0° 27' 35.7"31.64 miSouth758.03 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
BukaSat 11:28 AM47 km29 miles25 nmWest-southwest WSW
ArawaSat 11:28 AM127 km79 miles68 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RabaulSat 11:28 AM338 km210 miles182 nmWest-northwest WNW
GizoSat 12:28 PM377 km234 miles204 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HoniaraSat 12:28 PM716 km445 miles387 nmSoutheast SE
LaeSat 11:28 AM907 km563 miles490 nmWest W
Port MoresbySat 11:28 AM985 km612 miles532 nmWest-southwest WSW
PalikirSat 12:28 PM1386 km861 miles748 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YarenSat 1:28 PM1419 km881 miles766 nmEast-northeast ENE
JayapuraSat 10:28 AM1618 km1006 miles874 nmWest W

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