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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 = Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 8:54:00 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 Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 20:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 54' South, Longitude: 136° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.48 meters/second, 1661.3 km/hour, 1032.3 miles/hour or 897.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.20 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.20 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.4"1032.26 miWest0° 00' 57.1"1.09 miSouth1032.25 mi
24 hours0° 04' 09.5"4.77 miWest0° 22' 50.3"26.15 miSouth26.59 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 7, 2012 at 20:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 30' North, Longitude: 130° 14' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.18 meters/second, 1523.5 km/hour, 946.6 miles/hour or 822.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.78 miWest0° 00' 04.2"0.08 miSouth15.78 mi
1 hour14° 30' 47.8"946.34 miWest0° 04' 14.6"4.87 miSouth946.56 mi
24 hours11° 39' 06.3"759.83 miEast2° 07' 30.1"146.15 miSouth778.47 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeSun 11:24 AM469 km291 miles253 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteSun 10:54 AM1909 km1186 miles1031 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownSun 12:54 PM2231 km1386 miles1205 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KiritimatiMon 10:54 AM2460 km1529 miles1328 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaSun 10:54 AM3020 km1877 miles1631 nmSouthwest SW
Easter Island *Sun 3:54 PM3719 km2311 miles2008 nmSoutheast SE
HonoluluSun 10:54 AM3802 km2362 miles2053 nmNorthwest NW
FakaofoMon 9:54 AM3839 km2386 miles2073 nmWest W
AlofiSun 9:54 AM3892 km2419 miles2102 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Mon 10:54 AM3951 km2455 miles2134 nmWest-southwest WSW

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