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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 = Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 11:48:00 PM.

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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 Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 23:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 55' North, Longitude: 176° 39' West

The ground speed is currently 459.52 meters/second, 1654.3 kilometres/hour, 1027.9 miles/hour or 893.2 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"17.13 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miNorth17.13 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.0"1027.85 miWest0° 00' 55.5"1.06 miNorth1027.84 mi
24 hours0° 03' 58.7"4.54 miWest0° 22' 08.0"25.35 miNorth25.75 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, April 9, 2013 at 23:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 37' North, Longitude: 177° 49' East

The ground speed is currently 444.26 meters/second, 1599.3 kilometres/hour, 993.8 miles/hour or 863.6 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' 31.6"16.56 miWest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 miNorth16.56 mi
1 hour14° 31' 44.3"993.65 miWest0° 10' 03.2"11.51 miNorth993.50 mi
24 hours348° 39' 41.1"775.47 miWest3° 46' 16.2"259.20 miNorth813.45 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
Howland IslandTue 11:48 AM787 km489 miles425 nmSouth S
Baker IslandTue 11:48 AM855 km531 miles462 nmSouth S
MajuroWed 11:48 AM1324 km823 miles715 nmWest W
TarawaWed 11:48 AM1355 km842 miles732 nmWest-southwest WSW
FunafutiWed 11:48 AM1876 km1166 miles1013 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoWed 12:48 PM2005 km1246 miles1083 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenWed 11:48 AM2050 km1274 miles1107 nmWest-southwest WSW
Wake IslandWed 11:48 AM2198 km1366 miles1187 nmNorthwest NW
KiritimatiWed 1:48 PM2244 km1394 miles1211 nmEast-southeast ESE
MidwayTue 12:48 PM2247 km1396 miles1213 nmNorth N

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