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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
Howland IslandSat 11:46 AM776 km482 miles419 nmNorth-northeast NNE
TabiteueaSun 11:46 AM798 km496 miles431 nmNorthwest NW
AtafuSun 12:46 PM842 km523 miles455 nmEast-southeast ESE
Kanton IslandSun 12:46 PM924 km574 miles499 nmEast-northeast ENE
Mata-UtuSun 11:46 AM931 km579 miles503 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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

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