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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 = Monday, October 15, 2012 at 9:38:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 21:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 55' South, Longitude: 148° 06' West

The ground speed is currently 458.33 meters/second, 1650.0 kilometres/hour, 1025.3 miles/hour or 890.9 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"17.09 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.09 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.9"1025.18 miWest0° 00' 55.1"1.05 miSouth1025.16 mi
24 hours0° 03' 06.4"3.54 miWest0° 22' 00.2"25.20 miSouth25.45 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 21:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 12' South, Longitude: 143° 46' West

The ground speed is currently 434.50 meters/second, 1564.2 kilometres/hour, 971.9 miles/hour or 844.6 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' 25.7"16.20 miWest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 miSouth16.20 mi
1 hour14° 25' 43.8"971.69 miWest0° 10' 30.3"12.04 miSouth971.42 mi
24 hours14° 00' 33.7"943.45 miEast3° 45' 37.4"258.54 miSouth970.56 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)Mon 11:38 AM929 km577 miles501 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TaiohaeMon 12:08 PM945 km587 miles510 nmEast E
PapeeteMon 11:38 AM966 km600 miles522 nmSouth S
KiritimatiTue 11:38 AM1573 km977 miles849 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaMon 11:38 AM1851 km1150 miles1000 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoTue 10:38 AM2540 km1578 miles1371 nmWest W
AlofiMon 10:38 AM2607 km1620 miles1408 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownMon 1:38 PM2614 km1624 miles1411 nmSoutheast SE
Apia *Tue 11:38 AM2639 km1640 miles1425 nmWest-southwest WSW
NukualofaTue 10:38 AM3205 km1992 miles1731 nmWest-southwest WSW

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