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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 = Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 8:52:00 AM.

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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 Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 08:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 08' South, Longitude: 50° 02' East

The ground speed is currently 438.32 meters/second, 1577.9 kilometres/hour, 980.5 miles/hour or 852.0 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' 59.9"16.34 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miNorth16.34 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.1"980.18 miWest0° 00' 36.3"0.70 miNorth980.21 mi
24 hours0° 03' 27.2"3.76 miEast0° 14' 43.7"16.89 miNorth17.30 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 08:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 12' North, Longitude: 163° 45' West

The ground speed is currently 421.31 meters/second, 1516.7 kilometres/hour, 942.4 miles/hour or 819.0 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"15.71 miWest0° 00' 02.7"0.05 miSouth15.71 mi
1 hour14° 30' 42.0"942.13 miWest0° 02' 43.5"3.12 miSouth942.27 mi
24 hours11° 41' 06.4"758.71 miEast1° 31' 26.2"104.82 miSouth769.49 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
ToamasinaThu 11:52 AM127 km79 miles68 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AntananarivoThu 11:52 AM265 km165 miles143 nmWest W
AntsirabeThu 11:52 AM325 km202 miles176 nmWest-southwest WSW
FianarantsoaThu 11:52 AM401 km249 miles217 nmSouthwest SW
MahajangaThu 11:52 AM546 km339 miles295 nmNorthwest NW
Saint-PaulThu 12:52 PM586 km364 miles317 nmEast-southeast ESE
Saint-DenisThu 12:52 PM599 km372 miles324 nmEast-southeast ESE
Saint-PierreThu 12:52 PM619 km385 miles334 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port LouisThu 12:52 PM791 km492 miles427 nmEast E
ToliaraThu 11:52 AM809 km503 miles437 nmSouthwest SW

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