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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 = Monday, October 8, 2012 at 1:34:00 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 Monday, October 8, 2012 at 01:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 59' South, Longitude: 153° 23' East

The ground speed is currently 461.41 meters/second, 1661.1 kilometres/hour, 1032.2 miles/hour or 896.9 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"17.20 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.20 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.4"1032.12 miWest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 miSouth1032.11 mi
24 hours0° 04' 08.3"4.74 miWest0° 22' 49.3"26.14 miSouth26.56 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 01:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 10' North, Longitude: 62° 31' East

The ground speed is currently 424.08 meters/second, 1526.7 kilometres/hour, 948.6 miles/hour or 824.3 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' 30.7"15.81 miWest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 miSouth15.81 mi
1 hour14° 30' 49.4"948.36 miWest0° 04' 41.1"5.37 miSouth948.60 mi
24 hours11° 38' 21.9"760.62 miEast2° 17' 42.9"157.86 miSouth781.79 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
BukaMon 11:34 AM154 km96 miles83 nmEast-northeast ENE
RabaulMon 11:34 AM239 km149 miles129 nmNorthwest NW
ArawaMon 11:34 AM242 km151 miles131 nmEast E
GizoMon 12:34 PM448 km278 miles242 nmEast-southeast ESE
LaeMon 11:34 AM713 km443 miles385 nmWest W
Port MoresbyMon 11:34 AM785 km488 miles424 nmWest-southwest WSW
HoniaraMon 12:34 PM819 km509 miles442 nmEast-southeast ESE
Mount HagenMon 11:34 AM1014 km630 miles548 nmWest W
JayapuraMon 10:34 AM1458 km906 miles787 nmWest-northwest WNW
CairnsMon 11:34 AM1467 km912 miles792 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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