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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 = Friday, October 12, 2012 at 1:28:00 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 Friday, October 12, 2012 at 01:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 29' South, Longitude: 154° 38' East

The ground speed is currently 459.98 meters/second, 1655.9 kilometres/hour, 1028.9 miles/hour or 894.1 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"17.15 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.15 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.3"1028.89 miWest0° 00' 56.3"1.07 miSouth1028.87 mi
24 hours0° 03' 38.5"4.16 miWest0° 22' 27.3"25.72 miSouth26.05 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 12, 2012 at 01:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 27' North, Longitude: 110° 26' East

The ground speed is currently 446.71 meters/second, 1608.1 kilometres/hour, 999.3 miles/hour or 868.3 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' 30.6"16.65 miWest0° 00' 11.7"0.22 miSouth16.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 34.7"999.13 miWest0° 11' 46.5"13.48 miSouth999.38 mi
24 hours11° 54' 11.2"819.65 miEast4° 52' 32.4"335.01 miSouth887.62 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
ArawaFri 11:28 AM174 km108 miles94 nmNortheast NE
BukaFri 11:28 AM228 km141 miles123 nmNorth N
GizoFri 12:28 PM254 km158 miles137 nmEast-southeast ESE
RabaulFri 11:28 AM455 km283 miles246 nmNorthwest NW
HoniaraFri 12:28 PM625 km388 miles337 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port MoresbyFri 11:28 AM847 km527 miles458 nmWest-southwest WSW
LaeFri 11:28 AM848 km527 miles458 nmWest W
CairnsFri 11:28 AM1419 km882 miles766 nmSouthwest SW
YarenFri 1:28 PM1566 km973 miles845 nmEast-northeast ENE
JayapuraFri 10:28 AM1638 km1018 miles884 nmWest-northwest WNW

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