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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 2:04:00 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 02:04:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 36' South, Longitude: 145° 58' East

The ground speed is currently 461.72 meters/second, 1662.2 kilometres/hour, 1032.8 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"1032.81 miWest0° 00' 57.2"1.09 miSouth1032.80 mi
24 hours0° 04' 14.8"4.87 miWest0° 22' 53.8"26.22 miSouth26.67 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 02:04:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 33' North, Longitude: 43° 33' East

The ground speed is currently 420.38 meters/second, 1513.4 kilometres/hour, 940.4 miles/hour or 817.2 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"0.05 miSouth15.67 mi
1 hour14° 30' 43.2"940.05 miWest0° 02' 25.9"2.79 miSouth940.18 mi
24 hours11° 41' 41.8"757.66 miEast1° 25' 01.2"97.47 miSouth767.29 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
LaeSun 12:04 PM169 km105 miles91 nmSoutheast SE
Mount HagenSun 12:04 PM194 km120 miles105 nmWest W
Port MoresbySun 12:04 PM446 km277 miles241 nmSouth-southeast SSE
JayapuraSun 11:04 AM675 km419 miles364 nmWest-northwest WNW
CairnsSun 12:04 PM1252 km778 miles676 nmSouth S
ManokwariSun 11:04 AM1422 km884 miles768 nmWest-northwest WNW
HoniaraSun 1:04 PM1601 km995 miles865 nmEast-southeast ESE
DarwinSun 11:34 AM1826 km1135 miles986 nmWest-southwest WSW
MelekeokSun 11:04 AM1920 km1193 miles1037 nmNorthwest NW
PalikirSun 1:04 PM1938 km1204 miles1046 nmNortheast NE

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