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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 = Monday, October 8, 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 Monday, October 8, 2012 at 20:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 17' South, Longitude: 136° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.15 meters/second, 1660.1 km/hour, 1031.6 miles/hour or 896.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.19 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.19 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.2"1031.52 miWest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 miSouth1031.51 mi
24 hours0° 04' 02.5"4.63 miWest0° 22' 45.4"26.06 miSouth26.47 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 20:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 23' North, Longitude: 141° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.50 meters/second, 1542.6 km/hour, 958.5 miles/hour or 832.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.98 miWest0° 00' 06.3"0.12 miSouth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 30' 57.3"958.28 miWest0° 06' 26.7"7.39 miSouth958.59 mi
24 hours11° 35' 33.2"765.36 miEast2° 58' 16.8"204.31 miSouth797.79 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeMon 11:24 AM433 km269 miles234 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteMon 10:54 AM1875 km1165 miles1012 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownMon 12:54 PM2193 km1363 miles1184 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KiritimatiTue 10:54 AM2468 km1533 miles1332 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaMon 10:54 AM2989 km1857 miles1614 nmSouthwest SW
Easter Island *Mon 3:54 PM3697 km2297 miles1996 nmSoutheast SE
FakaofoTue 9:54 AM3823 km2375 miles2064 nmWest W
HonoluluMon 10:54 AM3831 km2381 miles2069 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiMon 9:54 AM3868 km2404 miles2089 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Tue 10:54 AM3933 km2444 miles2124 nmWest-southwest WSW

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