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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 9:58:00 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 21:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 55' South, Longitude: 153° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.32 meters/second, 1650.0 km/hour, 1025.2 miles/hour or 890.9 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' 07.9"1025.17 miWest0° 00' 55.1"1.05 miSouth1025.15 mi
24 hours0° 03' 06.3"3.54 miWest0° 22' 00.1"25.20 miSouth25.45 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 21:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 16' South, Longitude: 148° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.38 meters/second, 1563.8 km/hour, 971.7 miles/hour or 844.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.7"16.19 miWest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 miSouth16.19 mi
1 hour14° 25' 42.4"971.44 miWest0° 10' 28.6"12.00 miSouth971.16 mi
24 hours14° 01' 04.2"943.79 miEast3° 44' 48.6"257.61 miSouth970.64 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteMon 11:58 AM1026 km638 miles554 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KiritimatiTue 11:58 AM1282 km797 miles692 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaMon 11:58 AM1539 km956 miles831 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoTue 10:58 AM1991 km1237 miles1075 nmWest W
Apia *Tue 11:58 AM2109 km1310 miles1139 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiMon 10:58 AM2133 km1325 miles1152 nmWest-southwest WSW
NukualofaTue 10:58 AM2729 km1696 miles1473 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandMon 9:58 AM2782 km1729 miles1502 nmWest-northwest WNW
AdamstownMon 1:58 PM3022 km1877 miles1631 nmSoutheast SE
FunafutiTue 9:58 AM3049 km1894 miles1646 nmWest W

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