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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 1:30:00 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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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 01:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 13' South, Longitude: 154° 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"1033.48 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 01:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 02' North, Longitude: 40° 04' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.06 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' 00.0"0.00 miNorth15.62 mi
1 hour14° 30' 45.5"937.09 miWest0° 00' 01.3"0.03 miSouth937.10 mi
24 hours11° 42' 36.0"756.22 miEast0° 27' 40.5"31.73 miSouth758.04 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BukaSat 11:30 AM29 km18 miles15 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ArawaSat 11:30 AM160 km100 miles86 nmSoutheast SE
GizoSat 12:30 PM409 km254 miles221 nmSoutheast SE
HoniaraSat 12:30 PM759 km471 miles410 nmSoutheast SE
LaeSat 11:30 AM852 km530 miles460 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port MoresbySat 11:30 AM937 km582 miles506 nmWest-southwest WSW
PalikirSat 12:30 PM1401 km871 miles757 nmNorth-northeast NNE
YarenSat 1:30 PM1470 km914 miles794 nmEast-northeast ENE
JayapuraSat 10:30 AM1564 km972 miles844 nmWest W
CairnsSat 11:30 AM1609 km1000 miles869 nmSouthwest SW

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