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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, February 20, 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 21:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 36' South, Longitude: 144° 35' West

The ground speed is currently 455.99 meters/second, 1641.6 kilometres/hour, 1020.0 miles/hour or 886.4 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° 15' 00.1"17.00 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miNorth17.00 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.2"1019.93 miWest0° 00' 54.2"1.03 miNorth1019.95 mi
24 hours0° 01' 49.2"2.06 miWest0° 21' 45.6"24.93 miNorth25.01 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 21:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 45' North, Longitude: 23° 08' West

The ground speed is currently 422.57 meters/second, 1521.3 kilometres/hour, 945.3 miles/hour or 821.4 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' 30.8"15.75 miWest0° 00' 03.0"0.06 miSouth15.75 mi
1 hour14° 30' 52.7"944.97 miWest0° 03' 06.7"3.57 miSouth945.13 mi
24 hours11° 37' 00.9"756.40 miEast1° 40' 05.2"114.73 miSouth768.84 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
TaiohaeWed 12:22 PM585 km364 miles316 nmEast-northeast ENE
PapeeteWed 11:52 AM936 km582 miles505 nmSouthwest SW
Vaitape (Bora Bora)Wed 11:52 AM1013 km630 miles547 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiThu 11:52 AM1974 km1227 miles1066 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaWed 11:52 AM2005 km1246 miles1082 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownWed 1:52 PM2214 km1375 miles1195 nmSoutheast SE
AlofiWed 10:52 AM2878 km1789 miles1554 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoThu 10:52 AM2921 km1815 miles1577 nmWest W
Apia *Thu 11:52 AM2978 km1850 miles1608 nmWest W
NukualofaThu 10:52 AM3472 km2157 miles1875 nmWest-southwest WSW

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