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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 1:54:00 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 01:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 59' South, Longitude: 148° 23' East

The ground speed is currently 461.41 meters/second, 1661.1 kilometres/hour, 1032.1 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"1032.11 miWest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 miSouth1032.10 mi
24 hours0° 04' 08.2"4.74 miWest0° 22' 49.3"26.14 miSouth26.56 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 01:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 08' North, Longitude: 57° 40' East

The ground speed is currently 424.15 meters/second, 1526.9 kilometres/hour, 948.8 miles/hour or 824.5 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' 49.5"948.51 miWest0° 04' 43.0"5.41 miSouth948.75 mi
24 hours11° 38' 18.7"760.68 miEast2° 18' 26.5"158.68 miSouth782.03 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
LaeMon 11:54 AM176 km109 miles95 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port MoresbyMon 11:54 AM406 km252 miles219 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Mount HagenMon 11:54 AM461 km286 miles249 nmWest W
RabaulMon 11:54 AM463 km287 miles250 nmEast-northeast ENE
ArawaMon 11:54 AM795 km494 miles429 nmEast E
JayapuraMon 10:54 AM934 km580 miles504 nmWest-northwest WNW
GizoMon 12:54 PM963 km598 miles520 nmEast-southeast ESE
CairnsMon 11:54 AM1243 km772 miles671 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HoniaraMon 12:54 PM1331 km827 miles719 nmEast-southeast ESE
ManokwariMon 10:54 AM1689 km1050 miles912 nmWest-northwest WNW

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