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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 = Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 3:36:00 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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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 03:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 44' South, Longitude: 122° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 457.25 meters/second, 1646.1 km/hour, 1022.8 miles/hour or 888.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.05 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.05 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.0"1022.76 miWest0° 00' 54.4"1.04 miSouth1022.73 mi
24 hours0° 02' 46.3"3.15 miWest0° 21' 41.6"24.85 miSouth25.05 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 18, 2012 at 03:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 03' South, Longitude: 158° 56' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.05 meters/second, 1505.0 km/hour, 935.2 miles/hour or 812.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.0"15.59 miWest0° 00' 04.1"0.08 miSouth15.59 mi
1 hour14° 23' 06.7"934.85 miWest0° 03' 59.5"4.58 miSouth934.66 mi
24 hours14° 45' 36.4"959.20 miEast0° 54' 29.9"62.48 miSouth958.42 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
EndeThu 11:36 AM122 km76 miles66 nmNorthwest NW
KupangThu 11:36 AM149 km93 miles81 nmEast-southeast ESE
SuaiThu 12:36 PM329 km204 miles177 nmEast E
SameThu 12:36 PM377 km235 miles204 nmEast-northeast ENE
DiliThu 12:36 PM384 km239 miles207 nmEast-northeast ENE
RabaThu 11:36 AM424 km263 miles229 nmWest-northwest WNW
BaucauThu 12:36 PM479 km297 miles258 nmEast-northeast ENE
MakassarThu 11:36 AM600 km373 miles324 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KendariThu 11:36 AM638 km396 miles344 nmNorth N
MataramThu 11:36 AM692 km430 miles374 nmWest W

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