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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 12:12:00 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).

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

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

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.30 meters/second, 1534.7 km/hour, 953.6 miles/hour or 828.7 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' 18.3"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 zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
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 PM1142 km709 miles616 nmNorthwest NW
YarenThu 12:12 PM1328 km825 miles717 nmWest W
FakaofoThu 1:12 PM1529 km950 miles826 nmSoutheast SE
Apia *Thu 2:12 PM1868 km1161 miles1009 nmSouth-southeast SSE
SuvaThu 12:12 PM2030 km1262 miles1096 nmSouth S
Port VilaThu 11:12 AM2295 km1426 miles1239 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HoniaraThu 11:12 AM2347 km1459 miles1267 nmWest-southwest WSW

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