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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 8:38:00 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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Position of the Sun

On Friday, October 12, 2012 at 20:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 47' South, Longitude: 132° 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"1028.17 miWest0° 00' 56.0"1.07 miSouth1028.15 mi
24 hours0° 03' 32.1"4.04 miWest0° 22' 22.2"25.62 miSouth25.94 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 12, 2012 at 20:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 34' North, Longitude: 167° 35' 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° 29' 59.5"1002.59 miWest0° 12' 25.8"14.24 miSouth1002.74 mi
24 hours12° 11' 57.2"843.51 miEast5° 02' 27.4"346.36 miSouth911.79 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeFri 11:08 AM737 km458 miles398 nmWest W
AdamstownFri 12:38 PM1935 km1203 miles1045 nmSouth S
PapeeteFri 10:38 AM2102 km1306 miles1135 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiSat 10:38 AM2913 km1810 miles1573 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaFri 10:38 AM3246 km2017 miles1753 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Fri 3:38 PM3279 km2038 miles1771 nmSoutheast SE
AlofiFri 9:38 AM4185 km2600 miles2260 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoSat 9:38 AM4216 km2619 miles2276 nmWest W
HonoluluFri 10:38 AM4218 km2621 miles2277 nmNorthwest NW
Apia *Sat 10:38 AM4296 km2669 miles2319 nmWest-southwest WSW

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