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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 9:28:00 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 21:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 26' South, Longitude: 145° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 460.04 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"1029.04 miWest0° 00' 56.3"1.07 miSouth1029.02 mi
24 hours0° 03' 39.9"4.19 miWest0° 22' 28.4"25.74 miSouth26.08 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 11, 2012 at 21:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 13' North, Longitude: 168° 29' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.14 meters/second, 1606.1 km/hour, 998.0 miles/hour or 867.2 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' 40.2"997.85 miWest0° 11' 35.6"13.28 miSouth998.12 mi
24 hours348° 08' 44.7"815.15 miWest4° 49' 15.1"331.25 miSouth882.45 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeThu 11:58 AM669 km416 miles361 nmEast-southeast ESE
PapeeteThu 11:28 AM1207 km750 miles652 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KiritimatiFri 11:28 AM1680 km1044 miles907 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaThu 11:28 AM2176 km1352 miles1175 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownThu 1:28 PM2539 km1577 miles1371 nmSoutheast SE
FakaofoFri 10:28 AM2853 km1773 miles1541 nmWest W
AlofiThu 10:28 AM2950 km1833 miles1593 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Fri 11:28 AM2973 km1847 miles1605 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluThu 11:28 AM3460 km2150 miles1868 nmNorth-northwest NNW
NukualofaFri 10:28 AM3548 km2205 miles1916 nmWest-southwest WSW

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