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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 9:58:00 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).

= 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 21:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 37' South, Longitude: 148° 11' West

The ground speed is currently 428.22 meters/second, 1541.6 kilometres/hour, 957.9 miles/hour or 832.4 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"15.97 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 miNorth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.1"957.50 miWest0° 00' 16.8"0.32 miNorth957.51 mi
24 hours0° 06' 39.7"7.09 miEast0° 06' 55.1"7.94 miNorth10.65 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 4, 2013 at 21:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 49' South, Longitude: 115° 05' East

The ground speed is currently 444.42 meters/second, 1599.9 kilometres/hour, 994.1 miles/hour or 863.9 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' 30.2"16.57 miWest0° 00' 11.1"0.21 miSouth16.57 mi
1 hour14° 30' 16.1"993.97 miWest0° 11' 12.8"12.84 miSouth993.83 mi
24 hours12° 12' 39.7"836.82 miEast4° 18' 33.0"296.16 miSouth882.87 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
PapeeteFri 11:58 AM582 km361 miles314 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Vaitape (Bora Bora)Fri 11:58 AM774 km481 miles418 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaFri 11:58 AM1207 km750 miles652 nmWest W
AdamstownFri 1:58 PM1861 km1156 miles1005 nmEast-southeast ESE
AlofiFri 10:58 AM2294 km1425 miles1239 nmWest W
Apia *Sat 11:58 AM2673 km1661 miles1443 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaSat 10:58 AM2793 km1735 miles1508 nmWest W
FakaofoSat 10:58 AM2860 km1777 miles1545 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiSat 11:58 AM2886 km1793 miles1558 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Suva *Sat 10:58 AM3513 km2183 miles1897 nmWest W

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