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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 = Tuesday, October 9, 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 Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 01:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 22' South, Longitude: 148° 19' East

The ground speed is currently 461.08 meters/second, 1659.9 kilometres/hour, 1031.4 miles/hour or 896.3 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"17.19 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.19 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.1"1031.37 miWest0° 00' 56.9"1.09 miSouth1031.35 mi
24 hours0° 04' 01.1"4.61 miWest0° 22' 44.3"26.04 miSouth26.45 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 9, 2012 at 01:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 50' North, Longitude: 69° 19' East

The ground speed is currently 429.78 meters/second, 1547.2 kilometres/hour, 961.4 miles/hour or 835.4 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' 30.9"16.02 miWest0° 00' 06.7"0.13 miSouth16.02 mi
1 hour14° 30' 59.1"961.15 miWest0° 06' 52.9"7.89 miSouth961.48 mi
24 hours11° 35' 01.4"767.04 miEast3° 08' 14.2"215.71 miSouth802.50 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
LaeTue 11:54 AM153 km95 miles83 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port MoresbyTue 11:54 AM364 km226 miles196 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Mount HagenTue 11:54 AM456 km283 miles246 nmWest W
RabaulTue 11:54 AM489 km304 miles264 nmEast-northeast ENE
ArawaTue 11:54 AM802 km498 miles433 nmEast E
JayapuraTue 10:54 AM945 km587 miles510 nmWest-northwest WNW
GizoTue 12:54 PM961 km597 miles519 nmEast-southeast ESE
CairnsTue 11:54 AM1200 km746 miles648 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HoniaraTue 12:54 PM1327 km824 miles716 nmEast-southeast ESE
ManokwariTue 10:54 AM1696 km1054 miles916 nmWest-northwest WNW

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