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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 = Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 10:40:00 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 Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 22:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 55' South, Longitude: 157° 11' West

The ground speed is currently 436.16 meters/second, 1570.2 kilometres/hour, 975.7 miles/hour or 847.8 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"16.26 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miNorth16.26 mi
1 hour14° 59' 49.3"975.34 miWest0° 00' 33.2"0.64 miNorth975.37 mi
24 hours0° 04' 08.1"4.48 miEast0° 13' 30.4"15.48 miNorth16.12 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, January 20, 2013 at 22:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 29' North, Longitude: 50° 29' West

The ground speed is currently 426.19 meters/second, 1534.3 kilometres/hour, 953.4 miles/hour or 828.5 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' 31.6"15.89 miWest0° 00' 05.0"0.10 miNorth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 31' 38.3"953.08 miWest0° 04' 58.0"5.70 miNorth952.87 mi
24 hours11° 26' 15.0"750.45 miEast1° 35' 12.1"109.14 miNorth754.81 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
RarotongaSun 12:40 PM306 km190 miles165 nmWest-southwest WSW
Vaitape (Bora Bora)Sun 12:40 PM688 km428 miles372 nmEast-northeast ENE
PapeeteSun 12:40 PM847 km526 miles457 nmEast-northeast ENE
AlofiSun 11:40 AM1339 km832 miles723 nmWest W
Apia *Mon 12:40 PM1692 km1051 miles914 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaMon 11:40 AM1882 km1169 miles1016 nmWest W
FakaofoMon 11:40 AM1906 km1185 miles1029 nmNorthwest NW
KiritimatiMon 12:40 PM2410 km1498 miles1301 nmNorth N
SuvaMon 10:40 AM2572 km1598 miles1389 nmWest W
FunafutiMon 10:40 AM2838 km1763 miles1532 nmWest-northwest WNW

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