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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 9:52:00 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 21:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 14' South, Longitude: 144° 60' West

The ground speed is currently 438.02 meters/second, 1576.9 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"979.52 miWest0° 00' 36.0"0.69 miNorth979.55 mi
24 hours0° 03' 32.8"3.86 miEast0° 14' 34.2"16.70 miNorth17.14 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 21:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 36' North, Longitude: 4° 07' West

The ground speed is currently 420.23 meters/second, 1512.8 kilometres/hour, 940.0 miles/hour or 816.9 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' 30.6"15.67 miWest0° 00' 01.6"0.03 miSouth15.67 mi
1 hour14° 30' 40.8"939.71 miWest0° 01' 39.7"1.91 miSouth939.79 mi
24 hours11° 42' 51.6"758.67 miEast1° 06' 28.1"76.21 miSouth765.17 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
PapeeteWed 11:52 AM518 km322 miles280 nmWest-northwest WNW
Vaitape (Bora Bora)Wed 11:52 AM777 km483 miles420 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaWed 11:52 AM1560 km969 miles842 nmWest W
AdamstownWed 1:52 PM1665 km1035 miles899 nmEast-southeast ESE
AlofiWed 10:52 AM2620 km1628 miles1415 nmWest W
KiritimatiThu 11:52 AM2696 km1675 miles1456 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Apia *Thu 11:52 AM2917 km1812 miles1575 nmWest W
FakaofoThu 10:52 AM3026 km1880 miles1634 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaThu 10:52 AM3159 km1963 miles1706 nmWest W
Easter Island *Wed 4:52 PM3740 km2324 miles2020 nmEast-southeast ESE

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