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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 = Friday, March 15, 2013 at 8:24:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, March 15, 2013 at 20:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 49' South, Longitude: 123° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.69 meters/second, 1669.3 km/hour, 1037.2 miles/hour or 901.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.29 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miNorth17.29 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.6"1037.24 miWest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 miNorth1037.25 mi
24 hours0° 04' 15.6"4.91 miWest0° 23' 43.0"27.16 miNorth27.60 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, March 15, 2013 at 20:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 10' North, Longitude: 79° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.39 meters/second, 1553.0 km/hour, 965.0 miles/hour or 838.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.08 miWest0° 00' 06.5"0.13 miNorth16.08 mi
1 hour14° 31' 15.8"964.75 miWest0° 06' 36.5"7.57 miNorth964.51 mi
24 hours11° 32' 09.3"766.48 miEast2° 15' 18.6"155.09 miNorth777.54 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownFri 12:24 PM2659 km1653 miles1436 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Easter Island *Fri 3:24 PM3194 km1985 miles1725 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PapeeteFri 10:24 AM3310 km2056 miles1787 nmWest-southwest WSW
Mexico CityFri 2:24 PM3577 km2223 miles1932 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloFri 1:24 PM3684 km2289 miles1989 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KiritimatiSat 10:24 AM3754 km2333 miles2027 nmWest W
Galapagos IslandsFri 2:24 PM3808 km2366 miles2056 nmEast E
Los Angeles *Fri 1:24 PM4013 km2494 miles2167 nmNorth N
GuatemalaFri 2:24 PM4093 km2543 miles2210 nmEast-northeast ENE
PhoenixFri 1:24 PM4093 km2544 miles2210 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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