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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 2:28:00 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 02:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 30' South, Longitude: 139° 37' East

The ground speed is currently 459.96 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"1028.85 miWest0° 00' 56.3"1.07 miSouth1028.84 mi
24 hours0° 03' 38.2"4.16 miWest0° 22' 27.1"25.71 miSouth26.05 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 12, 2012 at 02:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 15' North, Longitude: 95° 56' East

The ground speed is currently 446.84 meters/second, 1608.6 kilometres/hour, 999.5 miles/hour or 868.6 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"16.66 miWest0° 00' 11.7"0.23 miSouth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 33.2"999.42 miWest0° 11' 49.1"13.53 miSouth999.66 mi
24 hours11° 54' 57.7"820.80 miEast4° 53' 18.1"335.88 miSouth888.91 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
Mount HagenFri 12:28 PM541 km336 miles292 nmEast-northeast ENE
JayapuraFri 11:28 AM562 km349 miles304 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LaeFri 12:28 PM818 km508 miles442 nmEast E
Port MoresbyFri 12:28 PM860 km534 miles464 nmEast-southeast ESE
ManokwariFri 11:28 AM959 km596 miles518 nmNorthwest NW
DarwinFri 11:58 AM1108 km688 miles598 nmWest-southwest WSW
CairnsFri 12:28 PM1238 km769 miles668 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DiliFri 11:28 AM1553 km965 miles838 nmWest W
MelekeokFri 11:28 AM1750 km1087 miles945 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Alice SpringsFri 11:58 AM1894 km1177 miles1023 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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