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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 = Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 12:02:00 AM.

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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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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 00:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 13' North, Longitude: 178° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.92 meters/second, 1670.1 km/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 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 Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 00:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 23' North, Longitude: 73° 59' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.27 meters/second, 1534.6 km/hour, 953.5 miles/hour or 828.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.89 miWest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 miSouth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 31' 18.1"953.28 miWest0° 04' 38.6"5.33 miSouth953.51 mi
24 hours11° 25' 42.0"750.29 miEast2° 14' 48.9"154.52 miSouth770.61 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Howland IslandWed 12:02 PM239 km148 miles129 nmEast-northeast ENE
Baker IslandWed 12:02 PM245 km152 miles132 nmEast E
TarawaThu 12:02 PM936 km581 miles505 nmWest W
RawakiThu 1:02 PM987 km613 miles533 nmEast-southeast ESE
FunafutiThu 12:02 PM994 km618 miles537 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroThu 12:02 PM1340 km833 miles724 nmNorthwest NW
FakaofoThu 1:02 PM1345 km836 miles726 nmSoutheast SE
YarenThu 12:02 PM1605 km997 miles867 nmWest W
Apia *Thu 2:02 PM1730 km1075 miles934 nmSouth-southeast SSE
SuvaThu 12:02 PM2054 km1276 miles1109 nmSouth S

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