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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 = Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 12:02:00 AM.

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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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 00:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 57' South, Longitude: 175° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.28 meters/second, 1649.8 km/hour, 1025.1 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"1025.08 miWest0° 00' 55.0"1.05 miSouth1025.06 mi
24 hours0° 03' 05.6"3.52 miWest0° 21' 59.4"25.19 miSouth25.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 00:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 37' South, Longitude: 178° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.66 meters/second, 1561.2 km/hour, 970.1 miles/hour or 843.0 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' 10.2"0.20 miSouth16.17 mi
1 hour14° 25' 34.1"969.82 miWest0° 10' 17.9"11.80 miSouth969.54 mi
24 hours14° 04' 11.1"945.87 miEast3° 39' 40.6"251.74 miSouth971.08 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FunafutiTue 12:02 PM366 km227 miles198 nmEast E
LabasaTue 12:02 PM909 km565 miles491 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LautokaTue 12:02 PM972 km604 miles525 nmSouth S
NadiTue 12:02 PM993 km617 miles536 nmSouth S
SuvaTue 12:02 PM1052 km654 miles568 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TarawaTue 12:02 PM1191 km740 miles643 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port VilaTue 11:02 AM1272 km791 miles687 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandMon 12:02 PM1318 km819 miles712 nmNortheast NE
YarenTue 12:02 PM1362 km846 miles735 nmNorthwest NW
FakaofoTue 1:02 PM1418 km881 miles766 nmEast E

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