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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 = Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 11:36:00 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 Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 23:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 33' South, Longitude: 171° 25' West

The ground speed is currently 434.40 meters/second, 1563.8 kilometres/hour, 971.7 miles/hour or 844.4 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"16.20 miWest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 miNorth16.20 mi
1 hour14° 59' 47.9"971.37 miWest0° 00' 30.5"0.58 miNorth971.40 mi
24 hours0° 04' 42.0"5.08 miEast0° 12' 23.4"14.21 miNorth15.09 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 23:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 23' North, Longitude: 97° 23' West

The ground speed is currently 443.70 meters/second, 1597.3 kilometres/hour, 992.5 miles/hour or 862.5 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' 32.4"16.54 miWest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 miNorth16.54 mi
1 hour14° 32' 30.4"992.40 miWest0° 09' 57.0"11.40 miNorth992.23 mi
24 hours11° 00' 00.0"750.72 miEast3° 42' 56.6"255.40 miNorth788.67 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
AlofiThu 12:36 PM228 km142 miles123 nmNortheast NE
PangaiFri 12:36 PM318 km197 miles172 nmWest-northwest WNW
NeiafuFri 12:36 PM342 km212 miles185 nmNorthwest NW
NukualofaFri 12:36 PM399 km248 miles216 nmWest W
Pago PagoThu 12:36 PM699 km434 miles377 nmNorth N
Apia *Fri 1:36 PM744 km463 miles402 nmNorth N
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Fri 1:36 PM759 km472 miles410 nmNorth N
Mata-UtuFri 11:36 AM949 km589 miles512 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Suva *Fri 12:36 PM1100 km684 miles594 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaThu 1:36 PM1213 km754 miles655 nmEast E

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