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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 18, 2013 at 10:36:00 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 Friday, January 18, 2013 at 22:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 21' South, Longitude: 156° 20' West

The ground speed is currently 434.95 meters/second, 1565.8 kilometres/hour, 973.0 miles/hour or 845.5 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"16.22 miWest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 miNorth16.22 mi
1 hour14° 59' 48.4"972.63 miWest0° 00' 31.3"0.60 miNorth972.66 mi
24 hours0° 04' 31.2"4.89 miEast0° 12' 45.4"14.63 miNorth15.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 18, 2013 at 22:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 58' North, Longitude: 71° 50' West

The ground speed is currently 438.27 meters/second, 1577.8 kilometres/hour, 980.4 miles/hour or 851.9 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' 32.4"16.34 miWest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 miNorth16.34 mi
1 hour14° 32' 26.6"980.19 miWest0° 08' 35.1"9.84 miNorth979.96 mi
24 hours11° 04' 41.9"746.83 miEast3° 07' 07.2"214.41 miNorth772.15 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
RarotongaFri 12:36 PM371 km230 miles200 nmWest-southwest WSW
Vaitape (Bora Bora)Fri 12:36 PM645 km401 miles348 nmNortheast NE
PapeeteFri 12:36 PM779 km484 miles421 nmEast-northeast ENE
AlofiFri 11:36 AM1431 km889 miles772 nmWest W
Apia *Sat 12:36 PM1793 km1114 miles968 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaSat 11:36 AM1965 km1221 miles1061 nmWest W
FakaofoSat 11:36 AM2007 km1247 miles1084 nmNorthwest NW
KiritimatiSat 12:36 PM2460 km1529 miles1328 nmNorth N
Suva *Sat 11:36 AM2662 km1654 miles1437 nmWest W
AdamstownFri 2:36 PM2741 km1703 miles1480 nmEast-southeast ESE

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