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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 = Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 11:48:00 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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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 23:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 57' South, Longitude: 174° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.31 meters/second, 1667.9 km/hour, 1036.4 miles/hour or 900.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.27 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miNorth17.27 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.1"1036.38 miWest0° 00' 59.0"1.13 miNorth1036.39 mi
24 hours0° 04' 05.1"4.70 miWest0° 23' 39.6"27.10 miNorth27.50 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, March 12, 2013 at 23:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 49' North, Longitude: 162° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.84 meters/second, 1608.6 km/hour, 999.6 miles/hour or 868.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.66 miWest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 miNorth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 31' 25.8"999.46 miWest0° 10' 57.2"12.54 miNorth999.37 mi
24 hours11° 24' 01.2"784.52 miEast4° 10' 10.5"286.54 miNorth831.83 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Kanton IslandWed 12:48 PM326 km203 miles176 nmEast E
Baker IslandTue 11:48 AM405 km252 miles219 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RawakiWed 12:48 PM441 km274 miles238 nmEast-southeast ESE
Howland IslandTue 11:48 AM472 km293 miles255 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AtafuWed 12:48 PM660 km410 miles357 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FakaofoWed 12:48 PM803 km499 miles434 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FunafutiWed 11:48 AM922 km573 miles498 nmSouthwest SW
Apia *Wed 1:48 PM1243 km773 miles671 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TarawaWed 11:48 AM1461 km908 miles789 nmWest-northwest WNW
SuvaWed 11:48 AM1844 km1146 miles996 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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