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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 8:18:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 20:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 44' South, Longitude: 123° 18' 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' 43.0"956.69 miWest0° 00' 15.5"0.30 miNorth956.70 mi
24 hours0° 06' 46.3"7.20 miEast0° 06' 26.3"7.39 miNorth10.32 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 20:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 54' South, Longitude: 127° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.67 meters/second, 1615.2 km/hour, 1003.6 miles/hour or 872.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.73 miWest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 miSouth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 31' 35.9"1003.53 miWest0° 11' 37.5"13.31 miSouth1003.53 mi
24 hours11° 34' 43.2"799.88 miEast4° 35' 57.7"316.04 miSouth857.74 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownThu 12:18 PM738 km459 miles399 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Thu 3:18 PM1490 km926 miles805 nmEast-southeast ESE
PapeeteThu 10:18 AM2801 km1740 miles1512 nmWest W
RarotongaThu 10:18 AM3761 km2337 miles2031 nmWest W
Galapagos IslandsThu 2:18 PM4373 km2718 miles2361 nmEast-northeast ENE
KiritimatiFri 10:18 AM4587 km2850 miles2477 nmWest-northwest WNW
AlofiThu 9:18 AM4848 km3012 miles2617 nmWest W
LimaThu 3:18 PM5035 km3129 miles2719 nmEast E
Apia *Fri 10:18 AM5195 km3228 miles2805 nmWest W
Santiago *Thu 5:18 PM5253 km3264 miles2837 nmEast-southeast ESE

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