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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 = Friday, October 12, 2012 at 2:18:00 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).

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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, October 12, 2012 at 02:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 30' South, Longitude: 142° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.96 meters/second, 1655.9 km/hour, 1028.9 miles/hour or 894.1 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"1028.86 miWest0° 00' 56.3"1.07 miSouth1028.84 mi
24 hours0° 03' 38.2"4.16 miWest0° 22' 27.1"25.72 miSouth26.05 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 12, 2012 at 02:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 17' North, Longitude: 98° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.82 meters/second, 1608.5 km/hour, 999.5 miles/hour or 868.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.66 miWest0° 00' 11.7"0.23 miSouth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 33.6"999.37 miWest0° 11' 48.6"13.53 miSouth999.62 mi
24 hours11° 54' 50.0"820.61 miEast4° 53' 10.6"335.74 miSouth888.69 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Mount HagenFri 12:18 PM295 km184 miles160 nmNortheast NE
LaeFri 12:18 PM544 km338 miles294 nmEast E
JayapuraFri 11:18 AM571 km355 miles308 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port MoresbyFri 12:18 PM598 km371 miles323 nmEast-southeast ESE
CairnsFri 12:18 PM1115 km693 miles602 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ManokwariFri 11:18 AM1157 km719 miles625 nmNorthwest NW
DarwinFri 11:48 AM1353 km841 miles730 nmWest-southwest WSW
DiliFri 11:18 AM1828 km1136 miles987 nmWest W
MelekeokFri 11:18 AM1856 km1153 miles1002 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HoniaraFri 1:18 PM1975 km1227 miles1066 nmEast E

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