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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 9:10:00 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 21:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 17' South, Longitude: 140° 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' 10.1"1031.52 miWest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 miSouth1031.50 mi
24 hours0° 04' 02.5"4.63 miWest0° 22' 45.3"26.06 miSouth26.47 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 8, 2012 at 21:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 21' North, Longitude: 138° 01' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.57 meters/second, 1542.8 km/hour, 958.7 miles/hour or 833.1 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' 57.4"958.43 miWest0° 06' 28.1"7.42 miSouth958.74 mi
24 hours11° 35' 31.3"765.44 miEast2° 58' 49.1"204.92 miSouth798.04 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeMon 11:40 AM326 km203 miles176 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PapeeteMon 11:10 AM1576 km979 miles851 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiTue 11:10 AM2060 km1280 miles1113 nmWest-northwest WNW
AdamstownMon 1:10 PM2363 km1469 miles1276 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RarotongaMon 11:10 AM2641 km1641 miles1426 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoTue 10:10 AM3384 km2103 miles1827 nmWest W
AlofiMon 10:10 AM3469 km2155 miles1873 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Tue 11:10 AM3506 km2179 miles1893 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluMon 11:10 AM3584 km2227 miles1935 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Easter Island *Mon 4:10 PM4035 km2507 miles2179 nmSoutheast SE

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