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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 8:48:00 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).

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 20:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 54' South, Longitude: 135° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.35 meters/second, 1650.0 km/hour, 1025.3 miles/hour or 891.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.09 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.09 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.0"1025.22 miWest0° 00' 55.1"1.05 miSouth1025.20 mi
24 hours0° 03' 06.7"3.55 miWest0° 22' 00.5"25.21 miSouth25.46 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 20:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 04' South, Longitude: 131° 45' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.78 meters/second, 1565.2 km/hour, 972.6 miles/hour or 845.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.7"16.21 miWest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 miSouth16.21 mi
1 hour14° 25' 47.2"972.34 miWest0° 10' 34.4"12.11 miSouth972.07 mi
24 hours13° 59' 17.1"942.58 miEast3° 47' 38.4"260.85 miSouth970.35 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeMon 11:18 AM430 km267 miles232 nmWest W
PapeeteMon 10:48 AM1788 km1111 miles966 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownMon 12:48 PM1881 km1169 miles1016 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KiritimatiTue 10:48 AM2690 km1672 miles1453 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaMon 10:48 AM2930 km1820 miles1582 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Mon 3:48 PM3418 km2124 miles1846 nmSoutheast SE
AlofiMon 9:48 AM3866 km2402 miles2088 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoTue 9:48 AM3913 km2431 miles2113 nmWest W
Apia *Tue 10:48 AM3982 km2474 miles2150 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluMon 10:48 AM4135 km2569 miles2233 nmNorthwest NW

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