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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 = Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 8:52:00 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 Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 20:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 15' South, Longitude: 129° 60' West

The ground speed is currently 437.99 meters/second, 1576.8 kilometres/hour, 979.8 miles/hour or 851.4 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"16.33 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miNorth16.33 mi
1 hour14° 59' 50.9"979.46 miWest0° 00' 36.0"0.69 miNorth979.49 mi
24 hours0° 03' 33.2"3.87 miEast0° 14' 33.3"16.69 miNorth17.13 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 20:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 37' North, Longitude: 10° 24' East

The ground speed is currently 420.16 meters/second, 1512.6 kilometres/hour, 939.9 miles/hour or 816.7 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' 30.6"15.66 miWest0° 00' 01.5"0.03 miSouth15.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 40.8"939.55 miWest0° 01' 34.0"1.80 miSouth939.63 mi
24 hours11° 42' 57.7"758.65 miEast1° 04' 10.4"73.57 miSouth764.80 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
AdamstownWed 12:52 PM645 km401 miles348 nmSouth S
Gambier IslandsWed 11:52 AM670 km417 miles362 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteWed 10:52 AM2075 km1289 miles1120 nmWest W
Easter Island *Wed 3:52 PM2283 km1419 miles1233 nmEast-southeast ESE
RarotongaWed 10:52 AM3115 km1935 miles1682 nmWest W
KiritimatiThu 10:52 AM3793 km2357 miles2048 nmNorthwest NW
AlofiWed 9:52 AM4190 km2604 miles2262 nmWest W
Apia *Thu 10:52 AM4488 km2789 miles2424 nmWest W
NukualofaThu 9:52 AM4713 km2929 miles2545 nmWest W
HonoluluWed 10:52 AM5417 km3366 miles2925 nmNorthwest NW

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