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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 = Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 1:20:00 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 Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 01:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 36' South, Longitude: 156° 58' East

The ground speed is currently 461.73 meters/second, 1662.2 kilometres/hour, 1032.9 miles/hour or 897.5 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"17.21 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.21 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.8"1032.83 miWest0° 00' 57.2"1.09 miSouth1032.82 mi
24 hours0° 04' 15.1"4.88 miWest0° 22' 53.9"26.22 miSouth26.67 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 01:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 34' North, Longitude: 54° 12' East

The ground speed is currently 420.30 meters/second, 1513.1 kilometres/hour, 940.2 miles/hour or 817.0 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' 30.6"15.67 miWest0° 00' 02.3"0.04 miSouth15.67 mi
1 hour14° 30' 43.1"939.88 miWest0° 02' 21.6"2.71 miSouth940.00 mi
24 hours11° 41' 46.2"757.60 miEast1° 23' 19.8"95.54 miSouth766.93 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
ArawaSun 11:20 AM170 km106 miles92 nmWest-southwest WSW
BukaSun 11:20 AM254 km158 miles137 nmWest W
GizoSun 12:20 PM278 km173 miles150 nmSouth S
HoniaraSun 12:20 PM538 km334 miles290 nmSoutheast SE
RabaulSun 11:20 AM554 km344 miles299 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port MoresbySun 11:20 AM1160 km721 miles626 nmWest-southwest WSW
YarenSun 1:20 PM1240 km770 miles669 nmEast-northeast ENE
PalikirSun 12:20 PM1390 km864 miles751 nmNorth N
CairnsSun 11:20 AM1748 km1086 miles944 nmSouthwest SW
Port VilaSun 12:20 PM1825 km1134 miles986 nmSoutheast SE

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