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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 = Monday, January 21, 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 Monday, January 21, 2013 at 22:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 42' South, Longitude: 157° 07' West

The ground speed is currently 436.78 meters/second, 1572.4 kilometres/hour, 977.0 miles/hour or 849.0 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"16.28 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miNorth16.28 mi
1 hour14° 59' 49.8"976.73 miWest0° 00' 34.1"0.65 miNorth976.76 mi
24 hours0° 03' 56.2"4.28 miEast0° 13' 52.3"15.90 miNorth16.47 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 21, 2013 at 22:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 04' North, Longitude: 39° 03' West

The ground speed is currently 421.87 meters/second, 1518.7 kilometres/hour, 943.7 miles/hour or 820.1 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"15.73 miWest0° 00' 02.9"0.06 miNorth15.73 mi
1 hour14° 31' 09.7"943.39 miWest0° 02' 50.9"3.27 miNorth943.25 mi
24 hours11° 36' 29.9"754.33 miEast0° 42' 32.6"48.78 miNorth754.19 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
RarotongaMon 12:40 PM325 km202 miles175 nmWest-southwest WSW
Vaitape (Bora Bora)Mon 12:40 PM669 km416 miles361 nmEast-northeast ENE
PapeeteMon 12:40 PM833 km517 miles450 nmEast-northeast ENE
AlofiMon 11:40 AM1346 km836 miles727 nmWest W
Apia *Tue 12:40 PM1690 km1050 miles913 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaTue 11:40 AM1892 km1176 miles1022 nmWest W
FakaofoTue 11:40 AM1898 km1179 miles1025 nmNorthwest NW
KiritimatiTue 12:40 PM2385 km1482 miles1288 nmNorth N
SuvaTue 10:40 AM2580 km1603 miles1393 nmWest W
FunafutiTue 10:40 AM2835 km1762 miles1531 nmWest-northwest WNW

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