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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 8:18:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, October 12, 2012 at 20:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 47' South, Longitude: 127° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.66 meters/second, 1654.8 km/hour, 1028.2 miles/hour or 893.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.14 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.14 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.9"1028.18 miWest0° 00' 56.0"1.07 miSouth1028.16 mi
24 hours0° 03' 32.2"4.04 miWest0° 22' 22.3"25.62 miSouth25.94 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 12, 2012 at 20:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 38' North, Longitude: 162° 45' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.25 meters/second, 1613.7 km/hour, 1002.7 miles/hour or 871.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.9"16.71 miWest0° 00' 12.3"0.24 miSouth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 30' 00.4"1002.57 miWest0° 12' 25.3"14.23 miSouth1002.72 mi
24 hours12° 11' 35.5"843.07 miEast5° 02' 22.5"346.26 miSouth911.38 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownFri 12:18 PM1927 km1197 miles1040 nmSouth S
PapeeteFri 10:18 AM2583 km1605 miles1395 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Fri 3:18 PM2900 km1802 miles1566 nmSoutheast SE
KiritimatiSat 10:18 AM3436 km2135 miles1855 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaFri 10:18 AM3731 km2318 miles2015 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsFri 2:18 PM4318 km2683 miles2332 nmEast E
Mexico City *Fri 3:18 PM4361 km2710 miles2355 nmNortheast NE
HonoluluFri 10:18 AM4589 km2852 miles2478 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiFri 9:18 AM4702 km2922 miles2539 nmWest-southwest WSW
Los Angeles *Fri 1:18 PM4741 km2946 miles2560 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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