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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 2:38:00 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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Position of the Sun

On Friday, October 12, 2012 at 02:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 31' South, Longitude: 137° 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' 09.2"1028.85 miWest0° 00' 56.3"1.07 miSouth1028.83 mi
24 hours0° 03' 38.1"4.16 miWest0° 22' 27.0"25.71 miSouth26.05 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 12, 2012 at 02:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 13' North, Longitude: 93° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.86 meters/second, 1608.7 km/hour, 999.6 miles/hour or 868.6 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' 33.1"999.46 miWest0° 11' 49.5"13.54 miSouth999.71 mi
24 hours11° 55' 05.6"820.99 miEast4° 53' 25.5"336.02 miSouth889.12 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JayapuraFri 11:38 AM678 km421 miles366 nmNortheast NE
ManokwariFri 11:38 AM809 km503 miles437 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DarwinFri 12:08 PM880 km547 miles475 nmSouthwest SW
Port MoresbyFri 12:38 PM1129 km701 miles609 nmEast-southeast ESE
DiliFri 11:38 AM1278 km794 miles690 nmWest W
CairnsFri 12:38 PM1403 km872 miles758 nmSoutheast SE
MelekeokFri 11:38 AM1683 km1046 miles909 nmNorth N
ManadoFri 10:38 AM1689 km1049 miles912 nmNorthwest NW
GorontaloFri 10:38 AM1797 km1117 miles970 nmWest-northwest WNW
Alice SpringsFri 12:08 PM1825 km1134 miles985 nmSouth S

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