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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 parts 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 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).

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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 21:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 60' South, Longitude: 144° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.66 meters/second, 1579.2 km/hour, 981.3 miles/hour or 852.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.35 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miNorth16.35 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.3"980.97 miWest0° 00' 36.9"0.70 miNorth981.00 mi
24 hours0° 03' 20.7"3.65 miEast0° 14' 55.0"17.10 miNorth17.49 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 21:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 29' North, Longitude: 7° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.24 meters/second, 1523.7 km/hour, 946.8 miles/hour or 822.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"15.78 miWest0° 00' 03.8"0.07 miSouth15.78 mi
1 hour14° 30' 47.4"946.47 miWest0° 03' 57.2"4.53 miSouth946.67 mi
24 hours11° 37' 40.2"758.38 miEast2° 00' 01.6"137.59 miSouth775.20 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PapeeteThu 11:52 AM515 km320 miles278 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaThu 11:52 AM1571 km976 miles848 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownThu 1:52 PM1671 km1038 miles902 nmEast-southeast ESE
AlofiThu 10:52 AM2628 km1633 miles1419 nmWest W
KiritimatiFri 11:52 AM2677 km1663 miles1445 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Apia *Fri 11:52 AM2919 km1814 miles1576 nmWest W
FakaofoFri 10:52 AM3024 km1879 miles1633 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaFri 10:52 AM3170 km1970 miles1712 nmWest W
Easter Island *Thu 4:52 PM3744 km2326 miles2022 nmEast-southeast ESE
SuvaFri 9:52 AM3862 km2400 miles2085 nmWest W

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