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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 = Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 12:12:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 00:12:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 13' North, Longitude: 178° 49' East

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 Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 00:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 22' North, Longitude: 76° 25' West

The ground speed is currently 426.30 meters/second, 1534.7 kilometres/hour, 953.6 miles/hour or 828.7 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' 04.6"0.09 miSouth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 31' 18.3"953.35 miWest0° 04' 39.5"5.34 miSouth953.58 mi
24 hours11° 25' 39.5"750.30 miEast2° 15' 08.9"154.90 miSouth770.70 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
TabiteueaThu 12:12 PM480 km298 miles259 nmWest-southwest WSW
Howland IslandWed 12:12 PM512 km318 miles276 nmEast E
Baker IslandWed 12:12 PM523 km325 miles283 nmEast E
TarawaThu 12:12 PM661 km411 miles357 nmWest-northwest WNW
FunafutiThu 12:12 PM967 km601 miles522 nmSouth S
MajuroThu 12:12 PM1122 km697 miles606 nmNorthwest NW
YarenThu 12:12 PM1327 km825 miles717 nmWest W
FakaofoThu 1:12 PM1531 km952 miles827 nmSoutheast SE
Apia *Thu 2:12 PM1868 km1161 miles1009 nmSouth-southeast SSE
SuvaThu 12:12 PM2030 km1262 miles1096 nmSouth S

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