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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 = Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 9:46:00 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 Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 21:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 39' South, Longitude: 150° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 457.37 meters/second, 1646.5 km/hour, 1023.1 miles/hour or 889.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.05 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.05 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.2"1023.03 miWest0° 00' 54.5"1.04 miSouth1023.00 mi
24 hours0° 02' 48.5"3.19 miWest0° 21' 43.7"24.89 miSouth25.09 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 17, 2012 at 21:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 36' South, Longitude: 117° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.26 meters/second, 1509.3 km/hour, 937.8 miles/hour or 815.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.2"15.63 miWest0° 00' 04.9"0.09 miSouth15.63 mi
1 hour14° 23' 13.5"937.54 miWest0° 04' 50.5"5.55 miSouth937.32 mi
24 hours14° 45' 37.8"961.86 miEast1° 15' 25.9"86.48 miSouth961.91 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteWed 11:46 AM875 km544 miles472 nmSouth S
KiritimatiThu 11:46 AM1500 km932 miles810 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaWed 11:46 AM1642 km1020 miles886 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoThu 10:46 AM2306 km1433 miles1245 nmWest W
AlofiWed 10:46 AM2365 km1470 miles1277 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Thu 11:46 AM2396 km1489 miles1294 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownWed 1:46 PM2726 km1694 miles1472 nmSoutheast SE
NukualofaThu 10:46 AM2963 km1841 miles1600 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandWed 9:46 AM3109 km1932 miles1679 nmWest-northwest WNW
FunafutiThu 9:46 AM3366 km2092 miles1817 nmWest W

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