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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 31, 2012 at 1:18:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 01:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 11' South, Longitude: 156° 25' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.80 meters/second, 1619.3 km/hour, 1006.2 miles/hour or 874.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.77 miWest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 miSouth16.77 mi
1 hour15° 00' 01.4"1005.99 miWest0° 00' 48.3"0.93 miSouth1005.96 mi
24 hours0° 00' 29.8"0.56 miWest0° 19' 16.0"22.08 miSouth22.08 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 31, 2012 at 01:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 32' North, Longitude: 10° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.04 meters/second, 1533.7 km/hour, 953.0 miles/hour or 828.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"15.88 miWest0° 00' 05.1"0.10 miNorth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 31' 31.4"952.73 miWest0° 05' 04.7"5.82 miNorth952.51 mi
24 hours11° 28' 59.7"753.27 miEast1° 37' 27.4"111.72 miNorth757.88 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HoniaraWed 12:18 PM652 km405 miles352 nmNortheast NE
GizoWed 12:18 PM674 km419 miles364 nmNorth N
ArawaWed 11:18 AM885 km550 miles478 nmNorth N
BukaWed 11:18 AM987 km613 miles533 nmNorth N
Port MoresbyWed 11:18 AM1133 km704 miles612 nmWest-northwest WNW
CairnsWed 11:18 AM1180 km733 miles637 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port VilaWed 12:18 PM1333 km829 miles720 nmEast-southeast ESE
NoumeaWed 12:18 PM1387 km862 miles749 nmSoutheast SE
BrisbaneWed 11:18 AM1512 km940 miles817 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YarenWed 1:18 PM1901 km1181 miles1027 nmNortheast NE

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