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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 = Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 8:46:00 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 Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 08:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 51' South, Longitude: 51° 47' East

The ground speed is currently 441.61 meters/second, 1589.8 kilometres/hour, 987.9 miles/hour or 858.4 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' 59.9"16.46 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miNorth16.46 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.6"987.58 miWest0° 00' 40.5"0.78 miNorth987.62 mi
24 hours0° 02' 27.1"2.69 miEast0° 16' 23.2"18.78 miNorth18.98 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 08:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 07' North, Longitude: 105° 14' West

The ground speed is currently 447.72 meters/second, 1611.8 kilometres/hour, 1001.5 miles/hour or 870.3 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' 32.0"16.69 miWest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 miSouth16.69 mi
1 hour14° 32' 07.6"1001.43 miWest0° 11' 05.5"12.70 miSouth1001.65 mi
24 hours11° 10' 54.6"770.38 miEast4° 32' 40.2"312.25 miSouth833.04 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
ToamasinaTue 11:46 AM255 km158 miles138 nmWest W
AntananarivoTue 11:46 AM465 km289 miles251 nmWest-southwest WSW
Saint-PaulTue 12:46 PM507 km315 miles274 nmSoutheast SE
Saint-DenisTue 12:46 PM511 km318 miles276 nmSoutheast SE
Saint-PierreTue 12:46 PM547 km340 miles296 nmSoutheast SE
AntsirabeTue 11:46 AM549 km341 miles296 nmWest-southwest WSW
MahajangaTue 11:46 AM629 km391 miles340 nmWest-northwest WNW
FianarantsoaTue 11:46 AM635 km394 miles343 nmSouthwest SW
Port LouisTue 12:46 PM654 km406 miles353 nmEast-southeast ESE
AntsirananaTue 11:46 AM672 km417 miles363 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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