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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 = Friday, March 22, 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 Friday, March 22, 2013 at 00:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 37' North, Longitude: 178° 45' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.90 meters/second, 1670.0 km/hour, 1037.7 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"1037.72 miWest0° 00' 59.1"1.13 miNorth1037.72 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.5"5.20 miWest0° 23' 39.7"27.10 miNorth27.59 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, March 22, 2013 at 00:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 08' North, Longitude: 62° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.60 meters/second, 1553.8 km/hour, 965.5 miles/hour or 839.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.09 miWest0° 00' 06.5"0.13 miSouth16.09 mi
1 hour14° 31' 33.6"965.24 miWest0° 06' 38.4"7.61 miSouth965.54 mi
24 hours11° 20' 12.6"753.38 miEast3° 00' 20.5"206.65 miSouth786.36 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Howland IslandThu 12:02 PM239 km148 miles129 nmEast E
Baker IslandThu 12:02 PM257 km160 miles139 nmEast E
TarawaFri 12:02 PM922 km573 miles498 nmWest W
RawakiFri 1:02 PM1015 km630 miles548 nmEast-southeast ESE
FunafutiFri 12:02 PM1035 km643 miles559 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroFri 12:02 PM1309 km813 miles707 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoFri 1:02 PM1385 km860 miles748 nmSoutheast SE
YarenFri 12:02 PM1600 km994 miles864 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 2:02 PM1773 km1102 miles957 nmSouth-southeast SSE
SuvaFri 12:02 PM2096 km1303 miles1132 nmSouth S

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