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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 = Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 12:24:00 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 Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 00:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 46' South, Longitude: 170° 10' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.77 meters/second, 1640.8 km/hour, 1019.5 miles/hour or 885.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.99 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth16.99 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.0"1019.42 miWest0° 00' 53.3"1.02 miSouth1019.39 mi
24 hours0° 02' 19.2"2.63 miWest0° 21' 14.9"24.34 miSouth24.48 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 21, 2012 at 00:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 56' South, Longitude: 111° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.22 meters/second, 1520.0 km/hour, 944.5 miles/hour or 820.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.7"15.74 miWest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 miNorth15.74 mi
1 hour14° 25' 49.8"944.24 miWest0° 05' 39.6"6.49 miNorth944.53 mi
24 hours13° 17' 36.6"869.88 miEast2° 44' 40.5"188.75 miNorth896.74 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LuganvilleSun 11:24 AM617 km383 miles333 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port VilaSun 11:24 AM797 km495 miles430 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiSun 12:24 PM1022 km635 miles552 nmEast-northeast ENE
HoniaraSun 11:24 AM1129 km702 miles610 nmWest W
YarenSun 12:24 PM1186 km737 miles641 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Suva *Sun 1:24 PM1207 km750 miles651 nmSoutheast SE
NoumeaSun 11:24 AM1334 km829 miles720 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TarawaSun 12:24 PM1384 km860 miles747 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Baker IslandSat 12:24 PM1912 km1188 miles1032 nmNortheast NE
NukualofaSun 1:24 PM1939 km1205 miles1047 nmSoutheast SE

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