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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 9:58:00 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 Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 21:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 17' South, Longitude: 153° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 457.85 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"1024.11 miWest0° 00' 54.8"1.05 miSouth1024.09 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 21:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 01' South, Longitude: 134° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.05 meters/second, 1533.8 km/hour, 953.0 miles/hour or 828.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"15.88 miWest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 miSouth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 24' 11.6"952.75 miWest0° 08' 00.6"9.18 miSouth952.45 mi
24 hours14° 32' 00.6"961.36 miEast2° 36' 40.0"179.58 miSouth971.06 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteTue 11:58 AM991 km616 miles535 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KiritimatiWed 11:58 AM1318 km819 miles712 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaTue 11:58 AM1500 km932 miles810 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoWed 10:58 AM1983 km1232 miles1071 nmWest W
Apia *Wed 11:58 AM2092 km1300 miles1129 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiTue 10:58 AM2106 km1309 miles1137 nmWest-southwest WSW
NukualofaWed 10:58 AM2702 km1679 miles1459 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandTue 9:58 AM2791 km1734 miles1507 nmWest-northwest WNW
AdamstownTue 1:58 PM3001 km1864 miles1620 nmSoutheast SE
FunafutiWed 9:58 AM3042 km1890 miles1643 nmWest W

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