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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 9:48:00 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 Monday, October 15, 2012 at 21:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 55' South, Longitude: 150° 36' West

The ground speed is currently 458.33 meters/second, 1650.0 kilometres/hour, 1025.2 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"1025.17 miWest0° 00' 55.1"1.05 miSouth1025.15 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 21:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 14' South, Longitude: 146° 10' West

The ground speed is currently 434.44 meters/second, 1564.0 kilometres/hour, 971.8 miles/hour or 844.5 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' 43.1"971.56 miWest0° 10' 29.4"12.02 miSouth971.29 mi
24 hours14° 00' 48.8"943.62 miEast3° 45' 13.0"258.08 miSouth970.60 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 11:48 AM849 km527 miles458 nmSouth S
PapeeteMon 11:48 AM959 km596 miles518 nmSouth S
KiritimatiTue 11:48 AM1408 km875 miles760 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaMon 11:48 AM1681 km1045 miles908 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoTue 10:48 AM2265 km1408 miles1223 nmWest W
AlofiMon 10:48 AM2366 km1470 miles1278 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Tue 11:48 AM2373 km1475 miles1281 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownMon 1:48 PM2813 km1748 miles1519 nmSoutheast SE
NukualofaTue 10:48 AM2965 km1842 miles1601 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandMon 9:48 AM3042 km1890 miles1642 nmWest-northwest WNW

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