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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, March 20, 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 Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 23:12:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 12' North, Longitude: 166° 11' West

The ground speed is currently 463.92 meters/second, 1670.1 kilometres/hour, 1037.8 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' 11.2"1037.77 miWest0° 00' 59.1"1.13 miNorth1037.77 mi
24 hours0° 04' 28.8"5.17 miWest0° 23' 41.2"27.13 miNorth27.61 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 23:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 27' North, Longitude: 61° 53' West

The ground speed is currently 426.11 meters/second, 1534.0 kilometres/hour, 953.2 miles/hour or 828.3 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' 31.3"15.89 miWest0° 00' 04.5"0.09 miSouth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 31' 17.6"952.92 miWest0° 04' 34.3"5.24 miSouth953.14 mi
24 hours11° 25' 55.1"750.25 miEast2° 13' 08.8"152.61 miSouth770.15 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
RawakiThu 12:12 PM665 km413 miles359 nmSouthwest SW
Kanton IslandThu 12:12 PM697 km433 miles376 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiThu 1:12 PM1001 km622 miles541 nmEast E
Baker IslandWed 11:12 AM1147 km713 miles619 nmWest W
FakaofoThu 12:12 PM1195 km743 miles646 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Apia *Thu 1:12 PM1670 km1038 miles902 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiThu 11:12 AM1887 km1173 miles1019 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiWed 12:12 PM2169 km1348 miles1171 nmSouth S
TarawaThu 11:12 AM2322 km1443 miles1254 nmWest W
RarotongaWed 1:12 PM2471 km1535 miles1334 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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