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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 = Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 8:38:00 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 Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 20:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 25' South, Longitude: 132° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 460.06 meters/second, 1656.2 km/hour, 1029.1 miles/hour or 894.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.15 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.15 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.3"1029.07 miWest0° 00' 56.3"1.07 miSouth1029.05 mi
24 hours0° 03' 40.1"4.20 miWest0° 22' 28.6"25.74 miSouth26.08 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 20:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 23' North, Longitude: 179° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.01 meters/second, 1605.6 km/hour, 997.7 miles/hour or 867.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.63 miWest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 miSouth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 30' 41.3"997.56 miWest0° 11' 33.2"13.23 miSouth997.83 mi
24 hours11° 50' 40.6"814.24 miEast4° 48' 31.0"330.41 miSouth881.37 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeThu 11:08 AM752 km467 miles406 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownThu 12:38 PM1975 km1227 miles1067 nmSouth S
PapeeteThu 10:38 AM2130 km1324 miles1150 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiFri 10:38 AM2905 km1805 miles1569 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaThu 10:38 AM3273 km2034 miles1767 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Thu 3:38 PM3303 km2053 miles1784 nmSoutheast SE
HonoluluThu 10:38 AM4190 km2604 miles2263 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiThu 9:38 AM4206 km2614 miles2271 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoFri 9:38 AM4226 km2626 miles2282 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 10:38 AM4311 km2679 miles2328 nmWest-southwest WSW

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