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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 = Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 8:08:00 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 20:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 44' South, Longitude: 120° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.86 meters/second, 1540.3 km/hour, 957.1 miles/hour or 831.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.95 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.00 miNorth15.95 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.9"956.68 miWest0° 00' 15.5"0.30 miNorth956.70 mi
24 hours0° 06' 46.3"7.21 miEast0° 06' 26.1"7.38 miNorth10.32 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 20:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 52' South, Longitude: 130° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.69 meters/second, 1615.3 km/hour, 1003.7 miles/hour or 872.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.73 miWest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 miSouth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 31' 36.2"1003.56 miWest0° 11' 37.5"13.31 miSouth1003.57 mi
24 hours11° 34' 31.0"799.67 miEast4° 36' 01.2"316.11 miSouth857.59 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownThu 12:08 PM981 km609 miles529 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Thu 3:08 PM1254 km779 miles677 nmEast-southeast ESE
PapeeteThu 10:08 AM3056 km1899 miles1650 nmWest W
RarotongaThu 10:08 AM4016 km2496 miles2169 nmWest W
Galapagos IslandsThu 2:08 PM4151 km2579 miles2241 nmEast-northeast ENE
LimaThu 3:08 PM4780 km2970 miles2581 nmEast E
KiritimatiFri 10:08 AM4807 km2987 miles2596 nmWest-northwest WNW
Santiago *Thu 5:08 PM5019 km3119 miles2710 nmEast-southeast ESE
AlofiThu 9:08 AM5103 km3171 miles2756 nmWest W
QuitoThu 3:08 PM5211 km3238 miles2814 nmEast-northeast ENE

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