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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 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 Monday, October 8, 2012 at 02:04:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 59' South, Longitude: 145° 53' 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 miSouth1032.09 mi
24 hours0° 04' 08.1"4.74 miWest0° 22' 49.2"26.14 miSouth26.56 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 02:04:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 08' North, Longitude: 55° 15' East

The ground speed is currently 424.18 meters/second, 1527.1 kilometres/hour, 948.9 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' 49.6"948.58 miWest0° 04' 43.9"5.42 miSouth948.83 mi
24 hours11° 38' 17.0"760.71 miEast2° 18' 48.2"159.10 miSouth782.15 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 12:04 PM147 km91 miles79 nmSoutheast SE
Mount HagenMon 12:04 PM184 km114 miles99 nmWest W
Port MoresbyMon 12:04 PM409 km254 miles221 nmSouth-southeast SSE
JayapuraMon 11:04 AM690 km429 miles373 nmWest-northwest WNW
CairnsMon 12:04 PM1210 km752 miles653 nmSouth S
ManokwariMon 11:04 AM1431 km889 miles772 nmWest-northwest WNW
HoniaraMon 1:04 PM1597 km993 miles863 nmEast-southeast ESE
DarwinMon 11:34 AM1801 km1119 miles972 nmWest-southwest WSW
MelekeokMon 11:04 AM1947 km1210 miles1051 nmNorthwest NW
PalikirMon 1:04 PM1974 km1226 miles1066 nmNortheast NE

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