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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 = Monday, November 12, 2012 at 9:48:00 PM.

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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 Monday, November 12, 2012 at 21:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 59' South, Longitude: 150° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.27 meters/second, 1588.6 km/hour, 987.1 miles/hour or 857.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.45 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miSouth16.45 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.6"986.81 miWest0° 00' 39.8"0.76 miSouth986.78 mi
24 hours0° 02' 13.5"2.44 miEast0° 15' 45.8"18.07 miSouth18.23 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, November 12, 2012 at 21:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 24' South, Longitude: 165° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.74 meters/second, 1547.1 km/hour, 961.3 miles/hour or 835.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"16.02 miWest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 miSouth16.02 mi
1 hour14° 24' 34.8"961.03 miWest0° 09' 16.6"10.63 miSouth960.73 mi
24 hours14° 31' 20.6"968.54 miEast3° 11' 21.6"219.32 miSouth985.31 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteMon 11:48 AM153 km95 miles83 nmEast-northeast ENE
Vaitape (Bora Bora)Mon 11:48 AM186 km115 miles100 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaMon 11:48 AM995 km618 miles537 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiMon 10:48 AM2007 km1247 miles1084 nmWest W
Apia *Tue 11:48 AM2277 km1415 miles1230 nmWest W
AdamstownMon 1:48 PM2292 km1424 miles1238 nmEast-southeast ESE
KiritimatiTue 11:48 AM2305 km1432 miles1245 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FakaofoTue 10:48 AM2392 km1486 miles1291 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaTue 10:48 AM2568 km1596 miles1387 nmWest-southwest WSW
Suva *Tue 10:48 AM3241 km2014 miles1750 nmWest W

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