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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 1:28:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 01:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 30' South, Longitude: 153° 54' East

The ground speed is currently 449.15 meters/second, 1616.9 kilometres/hour, 1004.7 miles/hour or 873.1 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.75 miWest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 miSouth16.75 mi
1 hour15° 00' 00.9"1004.53 miWest0° 00' 47.8"0.91 miSouth1004.50 mi
24 hours0° 00' 17.5"0.33 miWest0° 19' 01.9"21.81 miSouth21.81 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, November 1, 2012 at 01:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 10' North, Longitude: 1° 18' West

The ground speed is currently 421.60 meters/second, 1517.7 kilometres/hour, 943.1 miles/hour or 819.5 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.72 miWest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 miNorth15.72 mi
1 hour14° 31' 04.2"942.77 miWest0° 02' 54.3"3.33 miNorth942.63 mi
24 hours11° 37' 24.3"754.90 miEast0° 43' 33.5"49.94 miNorth754.78 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
GizoThu 12:28 PM777 km483 miles420 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HoniaraThu 12:28 PM866 km538 miles467 nmNortheast NE
CairnsThu 11:28 AM911 km566 miles492 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port MoresbyThu 11:28 AM920 km572 miles497 nmNorthwest NW
ArawaThu 11:28 AM934 km580 miles504 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BrisbaneThu 11:28 AM1438 km894 miles777 nmSouth S
Port VilaThu 12:28 PM1582 km983 miles854 nmEast-southeast ESE
JayapuraThu 10:28 AM1963 km1220 miles1060 nmNorthwest NW
YarenThu 1:28 PM2107 km1309 miles1137 nmNortheast NE
Sydney *Thu 12:28 PM2161 km1343 miles1167 nmSouth S

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