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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 areas 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 10:08:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 22:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 18' South, Longitude: 155° 39' West

The ground speed is currently 457.85 meters/second, 1648.3 kilometres/hour, 1024.2 miles/hour or 890.0 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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"1024.10 miWest0° 00' 54.8"1.05 miSouth1024.08 mi
24 hours0° 02' 57.4"3.37 miWest0° 21' 52.0"25.05 miSouth25.27 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, October 16, 2012 at 22:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 02' South, Longitude: 136° 58' West

The ground speed is currently 425.99 meters/second, 1533.6 kilometres/hour, 952.9 miles/hour or 828.1 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon 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' 11.0"952.62 miWest0° 07' 59.5"9.16 miSouth952.33 mi
24 hours14° 32' 10.6"961.43 miEast2° 36' 08.1"178.97 miSouth971.03 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Vaitape (Bora Bora)Tue 12:08 PM903 km561 miles488 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PapeeteTue 12:08 PM1125 km699 miles607 nmSoutheast SE
KiritimatiWed 12:08 PM1248 km775 miles674 nmNorth N
RarotongaTue 12:08 PM1393 km866 miles752 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoWed 11:08 AM1709 km1062 miles923 nmWest W
Apia *Wed 12:08 PM1828 km1136 miles987 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiTue 11:08 AM1880 km1168 miles1015 nmSouthwest SW
NukualofaWed 11:08 AM2472 km1536 miles1335 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandTue 10:08 AM2536 km1576 miles1369 nmWest-northwest WNW
FunafutiWed 10:08 AM2768 km1720 miles1494 nmWest W

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