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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 9:08:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 21:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 44' South, Longitude: 135° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.87 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"956.71 miWest0° 00' 15.5"0.30 miNorth956.73 mi
24 hours0° 06' 46.1"7.20 miEast0° 06' 27.2"7.40 miNorth10.33 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 21:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 04' South, Longitude: 115° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.59 meters/second, 1614.9 km/hour, 1003.5 miles/hour or 872.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.72 miWest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 miSouth16.72 mi
1 hour14° 31' 33.9"1003.34 miWest0° 11' 37.3"13.31 miSouth1003.34 mi
24 hours11° 35' 44.3"800.94 miEast4° 35' 39.6"315.70 miSouth858.51 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Gambier IslandsThu 12:08 PM98 km61 miles53 nmEast-southeast ESE
AdamstownThu 1:08 PM635 km395 miles343 nmEast-southeast ESE
PapeeteThu 11:08 AM1549 km962 miles836 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaThu 11:08 AM2479 km1540 miles1338 nmWest W
Easter Island *Thu 4:08 PM2712 km1685 miles1464 nmEast-southeast ESE
AlofiThu 10:08 AM3565 km2215 miles1925 nmWest W
KiritimatiFri 11:08 AM3587 km2229 miles1937 nmNorthwest NW
Apia *Fri 11:08 AM3917 km2434 miles2115 nmWest W
FakaofoFri 10:08 AM4052 km2518 miles2188 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaFri 10:08 AM4062 km2524 miles2193 nmWest W

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