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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 = Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 1:24:00 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 01:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 26' South, Longitude: 155° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.28 meters/second, 1642.6 km/hour, 1020.7 miles/hour or 886.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.01 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.01 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.3"1020.56 miWest0° 00' 53.7"1.03 miSouth1020.54 mi
24 hours0° 02' 28.5"2.81 miWest0° 21' 24.2"24.52 miSouth24.68 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 20, 2012 at 01:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 32' South, Longitude: 140° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 417.24 meters/second, 1502.0 km/hour, 933.3 miles/hour or 811.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"15.56 miWest0° 00' 02.7"0.05 miNorth15.56 mi
1 hour14° 24' 12.7"933.05 miWest0° 02' 45.5"3.16 miNorth933.20 mi
24 hours14° 00' 23.2"907.35 miEast1° 42' 04.2"117.02 miNorth919.71 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
GizoSat 12:24 PM313 km195 miles169 nmNortheast NE
ArawaSat 11:24 AM466 km290 miles252 nmNorth N
HoniaraSat 12:24 PM532 km331 miles287 nmEast-northeast ENE
BukaSat 11:24 AM556 km345 miles300 nmNorth N
Port MoresbySat 11:24 AM886 km551 miles478 nmWest W
LaeSat 11:24 AM993 km617 miles536 nmWest-northwest WNW
CairnsSat 11:24 AM1247 km775 miles674 nmSouthwest SW
Port VilaSat 12:24 PM1629 km1012 miles880 nmEast-southeast ESE
YarenSat 1:24 PM1696 km1054 miles916 nmNortheast NE
JayapuraSat 10:24 AM1825 km1134 miles985 nmWest-northwest WNW

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