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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 = Monday, October 15, 2012 at 12:02:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 00:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 35' South, Longitude: 175° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.74 meters/second, 1651.5 km/hour, 1026.2 miles/hour or 891.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.10 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.10 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.2"1026.10 miWest0° 00' 55.4"1.06 miSouth1026.08 mi
24 hours0° 03' 14.2"3.69 miWest0° 22' 07.1"25.33 miSouth25.60 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 00:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 08' South, Longitude: 168° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.37 meters/second, 1588.9 km/hour, 987.3 miles/hour or 857.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"16.45 miWest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 miSouth16.46 mi
1 hour14° 27' 13.2"987.11 miWest0° 11' 55.8"13.66 miSouth986.93 mi
24 hours346° 34' 18.8"917.08 miWest4° 29' 26.7"308.67 miSouth961.26 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FunafutiMon 12:02 PM357 km222 miles193 nmEast E
LabasaMon 12:02 PM944 km586 miles510 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LautokaMon 12:02 PM1011 km628 miles546 nmSouth S
SuvaMon 12:02 PM1090 km677 miles588 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TarawaMon 12:02 PM1154 km717 miles623 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Baker IslandSun 12:02 PM1283 km797 miles693 nmNortheast NE
Port VilaMon 11:02 AM1308 km813 miles706 nmSouthwest SW
YarenMon 12:02 PM1339 km832 miles723 nmNorthwest NW
FakaofoMon 1:02 PM1415 km879 miles764 nmEast E
Apia *Mon 2:02 PM1460 km907 miles788 nmEast-southeast ESE

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