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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 = Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 9:48:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 21:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 33' South, Longitude: 150° 32' West

The ground speed is currently 458.78 meters/second, 1651.6 kilometres/hour, 1026.3 miles/hour or 891.8 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"17.10 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.10 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.2"1026.19 miWest0° 00' 55.5"1.06 miSouth1026.17 mi
24 hours0° 03' 15.1"3.71 miWest0° 22' 07.8"25.35 miSouth25.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 21:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 41' South, Longitude: 159° 32' West

The ground speed is currently 441.98 meters/second, 1591.1 kilometres/hour, 988.7 miles/hour or 859.1 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' 27.3"16.48 miWest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 miSouth16.48 mi
1 hour14° 27' 22.0"988.49 miWest0° 12' 01.9"13.78 miSouth988.32 mi
24 hours13° 22' 00.0"914.00 miEast4° 32' 56.8"312.67 miSouth959.84 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
Vaitape (Bora Bora)Sun 11:48 AM890 km553 miles480 nmSouth S
PapeeteSun 11:48 AM999 km621 miles540 nmSouth S
KiritimatiMon 11:48 AM1377 km855 miles743 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaSun 11:48 AM1718 km1068 miles928 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoMon 10:48 AM2274 km1413 miles1228 nmWest W
Apia *Mon 11:48 AM2390 km1485 miles1290 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiSun 10:48 AM2392 km1487 miles1292 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownSun 1:48 PM2836 km1762 miles1531 nmSoutheast SE
NukualofaMon 10:48 AM2990 km1858 miles1615 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandSun 9:48 AM3035 km1886 miles1639 nmWest-northwest WNW

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