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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 10:02:00 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 22:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 14' South, Longitude: 147° 30' West

The ground speed is currently 438.03 meters/second, 1576.9 kilometres/hour, 979.8 miles/hour or 851.5 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"16.33 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miNorth16.33 mi
1 hour14° 59' 50.9"979.53 miWest0° 00' 36.0"0.69 miNorth979.56 mi
24 hours0° 03' 32.6"3.86 miEast0° 14' 34.3"16.71 miNorth17.15 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 22:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 35' North, Longitude: 6° 32' West

The ground speed is currently 420.24 meters/second, 1512.9 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"939.73 miWest0° 01' 40.8"1.93 miSouth939.82 mi
24 hours11° 42' 50.5"758.67 miEast1° 06' 51.1"76.64 miSouth765.23 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 12:02 PM288 km179 miles156 nmNorthwest NW
Vaitape (Bora Bora)Wed 12:02 PM543 km337 miles293 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaWed 12:02 PM1302 km809 miles703 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownWed 2:02 PM1905 km1184 miles1029 nmEast-southeast ESE
AlofiWed 11:02 AM2357 km1465 miles1273 nmWest W
KiritimatiThu 12:02 PM2570 km1597 miles1388 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Apia *Thu 12:02 PM2657 km1651 miles1434 nmWest W
FakaofoThu 11:02 AM2777 km1725 miles1499 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaThu 11:02 AM2900 km1802 miles1566 nmWest W
SuvaThu 10:02 AM3591 km2232 miles1939 nmWest W

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