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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 10:52:00 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 Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 22:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 59' South, Longitude: 159° 56' West

The ground speed is currently 438.69 meters/second, 1579.3 kilometres/hour, 981.3 miles/hour or 852.7 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"16.36 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miNorth16.36 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.3"981.03 miWest0° 00' 36.9"0.71 miNorth981.06 mi
24 hours0° 03' 20.2"3.64 miEast0° 14' 55.9"17.12 miNorth17.50 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 24, 2013 at 22:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 25' North, Longitude: 6° 55' West

The ground speed is currently 423.41 meters/second, 1524.3 kilometres/hour, 947.2 miles/hour or 823.1 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' 30.7"15.79 miWest0° 00' 04.0"0.08 miSouth15.79 mi
1 hour14° 30' 48.1"946.86 miWest0° 04' 02.9"4.64 miSouth947.07 mi
24 hours11° 37' 21.2"758.35 miEast2° 02' 10.4"140.05 miSouth775.66 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
RarotongaThu 12:52 PM250 km155 miles135 nmSouth S
Vaitape (Bora Bora)Thu 12:52 PM910 km565 miles491 nmEast-northeast ENE
AlofiThu 11:52 AM1051 km653 miles568 nmWest W
PapeeteThu 12:52 PM1108 km689 miles598 nmEast E
Apia *Fri 12:52 PM1386 km861 miles748 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaFri 11:52 AM1614 km1003 miles871 nmWest W
FakaofoFri 11:52 AM1615 km1003 miles872 nmNorthwest NW
SuvaFri 10:52 AM2285 km1420 miles1234 nmWest W
KiritimatiFri 12:52 PM2324 km1444 miles1255 nmNorth N
FunafutiFri 10:52 AM2533 km1574 miles1367 nmWest-northwest WNW

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