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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 11:48:00 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 23:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 57' South, Longitude: 179° 24' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.29 meters/second, 1649.8 km/hour, 1025.2 miles/hour or 890.8 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"1025.09 miWest0° 00' 55.0"1.05 miSouth1025.07 mi
24 hours0° 03' 05.8"3.53 miWest0° 21' 59.5"25.19 miSouth25.44 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, October 15, 2012 at 23:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 35' South, Longitude: 175° 02' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.74 meters/second, 1561.5 km/hour, 970.3 miles/hour or 843.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.5"16.17 miWest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 miSouth16.17 mi
1 hour14° 25' 35.0"970.01 miWest0° 10' 19.1"11.82 miSouth969.73 mi
24 hours14° 03' 50.1"945.64 miEast3° 40' 15.8"252.41 miSouth971.03 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FunafutiTue 11:48 AM53 km33 miles28 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Mata-UtuTue 11:48 AM682 km424 miles368 nmSoutheast SE
LabasaTue 11:48 AM828 km514 miles447 nmSouth S
LautokaTue 11:48 AM980 km609 miles529 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NadiTue 11:48 AM1003 km623 miles541 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SuvaTue 11:48 AM1022 km635 miles552 nmSouth S
FakaofoTue 12:48 PM1034 km642 miles558 nmEast E
Apia *Tue 1:48 PM1104 km686 miles596 nmEast-southeast ESE
Baker IslandMon 11:48 AM1110 km690 miles599 nmNorth-northeast NNE
TarawaTue 11:48 AM1349 km838 miles728 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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