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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 = Friday, January 4, 2013 at 8:18:00 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 Friday, January 4, 2013 at 08:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 41' South, Longitude: 56° 45' East

The ground speed is currently 428.03 meters/second, 1540.9 kilometres/hour, 957.5 miles/hour or 832.0 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° 14' 59.7"15.96 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 miNorth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.0"957.06 miWest0° 00' 16.0"0.31 miNorth957.07 mi
24 hours0° 06' 43.3"7.15 miEast0° 06' 39.9"7.64 miNorth10.47 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 4, 2013 at 08:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 13' South, Longitude: 46° 35' West

The ground speed is currently 447.11 meters/second, 1609.6 kilometres/hour, 1000.2 miles/hour or 869.1 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"16.67 miWest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 miSouth16.67 mi
1 hour14° 31' 03.0"1000.02 miWest0° 11' 30.9"13.19 miSouth999.95 mi
24 hours11° 50' 49.1"816.07 miEast4° 29' 58.3"309.21 miSouth869.17 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
Saint-PierreFri 12:18 PM199 km123 miles107 nmNorthwest NW
Saint-PaulFri 12:18 PM240 km149 miles130 nmNorthwest NW
Saint-DenisFri 12:18 PM241 km150 miles130 nmNorthwest NW
Port LouisFri 12:18 PM290 km180 miles156 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port Mathurin (Rodrigues)Fri 12:18 PM768 km477 miles415 nmEast-northeast ENE
ToamasinaFri 11:18 AM916 km569 miles495 nmWest-northwest WNW
AntananarivoFri 11:18 AM1047 km651 miles565 nmWest-northwest WNW
MoroniFri 11:18 AM1879 km1168 miles1015 nmNorthwest NW
VictoriaFri 12:18 PM2004 km1245 miles1082 nmNorth N
Diego GarciaFri 2:18 PM2390 km1485 miles1290 nmNortheast NE

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