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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 10:42:00 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 10:42:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 23' North, Longitude: 21° 17' 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"1037.75 miWest0° 00' 59.1"1.13 miNorth1037.75 mi
24 hours0° 04' 29.7"5.18 miWest0° 23' 40.6"27.11 miNorth27.60 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 10:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 29' North, Longitude: 131° 06' East

The ground speed is currently 428.49 meters/second, 1542.6 kilometres/hour, 958.5 miles/hour or 832.9 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"15.97 miWest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 miSouth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 31' 25.3"958.26 miWest0° 05' 33.3"6.37 miSouth958.52 mi
24 hours11° 23' 02.2"751.17 miEast2° 35' 41.2"178.42 miSouth777.00 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
BoendeThu 11:42 AM87 km54 miles47 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MbandakaThu 11:42 AM339 km211 miles183 nmWest W
ImpfondoThu 11:42 AM384 km239 miles207 nmWest-northwest WNW
KisanganiThu 12:42 PM435 km270 miles235 nmEast E
BanguiThu 11:42 AM534 km332 miles288 nmNorthwest NW
BimboThu 11:42 AM534 km332 miles289 nmNorthwest NW
BambariThu 11:42 AM598 km371 miles323 nmNorth N
OuéssoThu 11:42 AM598 km372 miles323 nmWest-northwest WNW
BriaThu 11:42 AM684 km425 miles369 nmNorth N
BerbératiThu 11:42 AM746 km464 miles403 nmNorthwest NW

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