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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 = Monday, March 18, 2013 at 11:12:00 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 Monday, March 18, 2013 at 23:12:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 35' South, Longitude: 166° 02' West

The ground speed is currently 463.90 meters/second, 1670.0 kilometres/hour, 1037.7 miles/hour or 901.8 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"17.30 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miNorth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.9"1037.72 miWest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 miNorth1037.72 mi
24 hours0° 04' 24.6"5.09 miWest0° 23' 43.1"27.16 miNorth27.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, March 18, 2013 at 23:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 20' North, Longitude: 85° 02' West

The ground speed is currently 421.04 meters/second, 1515.7 kilometres/hour, 941.8 miles/hour or 818.4 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"15.70 miWest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 miSouth15.70 mi
1 hour14° 30' 54.7"941.54 miWest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 miSouth941.55 mi
24 hours11° 36' 43.6"753.32 miEast0° 30' 07.2"34.53 miSouth755.31 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
RawakiTue 12:12 PM626 km389 miles338 nmSouthwest SW
Kanton IslandTue 12:12 PM675 km419 miles364 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiTue 1:12 PM1005 km625 miles543 nmEast-northeast ENE
FakaofoTue 12:12 PM1127 km700 miles609 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandMon 11:12 AM1166 km725 miles630 nmWest W
Apia *Tue 1:12 PM1596 km991 miles862 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiTue 11:12 AM1858 km1155 miles1003 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiMon 12:12 PM2086 km1296 miles1126 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TarawaTue 11:12 AM2345 km1457 miles1266 nmWest W
RarotongaMon 1:12 PM2383 km1480 miles1286 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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