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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 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).

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 23:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 34' South, Longitude: 177° 02' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.75 meters/second, 1662.3 km/hour, 1032.9 miles/hour or 897.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.22 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.22 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.8"1032.88 miWest0° 00' 57.2"1.09 miSouth1032.87 mi
24 hours0° 04' 15.5"4.89 miWest0° 22' 54.2"26.23 miSouth26.68 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 6, 2012 at 23:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 38' North, Longitude: 79° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.12 meters/second, 1512.4 km/hour, 939.8 miles/hour or 816.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.66 miWest0° 00' 02.1"0.04 miSouth15.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 42.8"939.48 miWest0° 02' 11.6"2.51 miSouth939.59 mi
24 hours11° 41' 56.5"757.47 miEast1° 19' 20.0"90.95 miSouth766.09 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FunafutiSun 11:36 AM529 km329 miles286 nmSouthwest SW
AtafuSun 12:36 PM598 km371 miles323 nmSoutheast SE
Baker IslandSat 11:36 AM640 km398 miles346 nmNorth N
Kanton IslandSun 12:36 PM668 km415 miles361 nmEast-northeast ENE
Howland IslandSat 11:36 AM706 km439 miles381 nmNorth N
RawakiSun 12:36 PM730 km454 miles394 nmEast-northeast ENE
FakaofoSun 12:36 PM768 km477 miles415 nmEast-southeast ESE
Mata-UtuSun 11:36 AM861 km535 miles465 nmSouth S
Apia *Sun 1:36 PM1081 km672 miles584 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TarawaSun 11:36 AM1351 km839 miles729 nmNorthwest NW

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