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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 11:46:00 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 23:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 34' South, Longitude: 179° 32' 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"1032.87 miWest0° 00' 57.2"1.09 miSouth1032.86 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 23:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 38' North, Longitude: 76° 56' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.14 meters/second, 1512.5 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"939.51 miWest0° 02' 12.5"2.53 miSouth939.63 mi
24 hours11° 41' 55.6"757.48 miEast1° 19' 43.2"91.40 miSouth766.17 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FunafutiSun 11:46 AM355 km221 miles192 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandSat 11:46 AM722 km449 miles390 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RawakiSun 12:46 PM1000 km621 miles540 nmEast-northeast ENE
FakaofoSun 12:46 PM1011 km628 miles546 nmEast-southeast ESE
TarawaSun 11:46 AM1134 km705 miles612 nmNorthwest NW
Apia *Sun 1:46 PM1249 km776 miles674 nmSoutheast SE
SuvaSun 11:46 AM1408 km875 miles760 nmSouth S
YarenSun 11:46 AM1604 km997 miles866 nmWest-northwest WNW
MajuroSun 11:46 AM1726 km1072 miles932 nmNorthwest NW
NukualofaSun 12:46 PM1785 km1109 miles964 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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