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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 10:48:00 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 22:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 34' South, Longitude: 165° 33' West

The ground speed is currently 458.76 meters/second, 1651.5 kilometres/hour, 1026.2 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"1026.15 miWest0° 00' 55.5"1.06 miSouth1026.13 mi
24 hours0° 03' 14.7"3.70 miWest0° 22' 07.5"25.34 miSouth25.61 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 14, 2012 at 22:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 53' South, Longitude: 173° 60' West

The ground speed is currently 441.71 meters/second, 1590.2 kilometres/hour, 988.1 miles/hour or 858.6 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' 27.2"16.47 miWest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 miSouth16.47 mi
1 hour14° 27' 18.0"987.88 miWest0° 11' 59.2"13.73 miSouth987.70 mi
24 hours13° 23' 39.0"915.38 miEast4° 31' 24.1"310.91 miSouth960.48 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
FakaofoMon 11:48 AM629 km391 miles339 nmWest W
AtafuMon 11:48 AM768 km477 miles415 nmWest W
RawakiMon 11:48 AM784 km487 miles423 nmNorthwest NW
Pago PagoSun 11:48 AM846 km526 miles457 nmSouthwest SW
Apia *Mon 12:48 PM895 km556 miles483 nmSouthwest SW
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Mon 12:48 PM927 km576 miles500 nmSouthwest SW
Kanton IslandMon 11:48 AM931 km578 miles503 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiSun 11:48 AM1253 km778 miles676 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KiritimatiMon 12:48 PM1470 km913 miles794 nmNortheast NE
RarotongaSun 12:48 PM1532 km952 miles827 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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