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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 10:38:00 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).

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 22:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 56' South, Longitude: 163° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.31 meters/second, 1649.9 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"1025.14 miWest0° 00' 55.1"1.05 miSouth1025.12 mi
24 hours0° 03' 06.1"3.53 miWest0° 21' 59.9"25.20 miSouth25.44 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 22:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 23' South, Longitude: 158° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.15 meters/second, 1562.9 km/hour, 971.2 miles/hour or 843.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.7"16.18 miWest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 miSouth16.19 mi
1 hour14° 25' 39.7"970.92 miWest0° 10' 25.2"11.94 miSouth970.64 mi
24 hours14° 02' 04.7"944.47 miEast3° 43' 10.3"255.74 miSouth970.79 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FakaofoTue 11:38 AM892 km554 miles482 nmWest W
Pago PagoMon 11:38 AM1018 km633 miles550 nmSouthwest SW
RawakiTue 11:38 AM1021 km634 miles551 nmNorthwest NW
Apia *Tue 12:38 PM1091 km678 miles589 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiMon 11:38 AM1340 km833 miles724 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KiritimatiTue 12:38 PM1355 km842 miles731 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RarotongaMon 12:38 PM1407 km874 miles760 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PapeeteMon 12:38 PM1747 km1085 miles943 nmSoutheast SE
Baker IslandMon 10:38 AM1795 km1115 miles969 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaTue 11:38 AM1873 km1164 miles1011 nmSouthwest SW

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