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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 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).

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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 21:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 17' South, Longitude: 150° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 457.86 meters/second, 1648.3 km/hour, 1024.2 miles/hour or 890.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.07 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.07 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.5"1024.12 miWest0° 00' 54.8"1.05 miSouth1024.10 mi
24 hours0° 02' 57.5"3.37 miWest0° 21' 52.0"25.05 miSouth25.27 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 21:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 59' South, Longitude: 132° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.10 meters/second, 1534.0 km/hour, 953.2 miles/hour or 828.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"15.89 miWest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 miSouth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 24' 12.2"952.87 miWest0° 08' 01.8"9.21 miSouth952.57 mi
24 hours14° 31' 50.7"961.29 miEast2° 37' 11.8"180.19 miSouth971.09 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteTue 11:48 AM920 km572 miles497 nmSouth S
KiritimatiWed 11:48 AM1439 km894 miles777 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaTue 11:48 AM1645 km1022 miles888 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoWed 10:48 AM2258 km1403 miles1219 nmWest W
AlofiTue 10:48 AM2341 km1455 miles1264 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Wed 11:48 AM2357 km1465 miles1273 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownTue 1:48 PM2790 km1734 miles1506 nmSoutheast SE
NukualofaWed 10:48 AM2940 km1827 miles1587 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandTue 9:48 AM3049 km1895 miles1646 nmWest-northwest WNW
FunafutiWed 9:48 AM3317 km2061 miles1791 nmWest W

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