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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 = 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).

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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 of the movement is currently 459.52 meters/second, 1654.3 km/hour, 1027.9 miles/hour or 893.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.13 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 of the movement is currently 444.26 meters/second, 1599.3 km/hour, 993.8 miles/hour or 863.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position 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 zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Baker IslandTue 11:48 AM855 km531 miles462 nmSouth S
MajuroWed 11:48 AM1344 km835 miles726 nmWest W
TarawaWed 11:48 AM1355 km842 miles732 nmWest-southwest WSW
FunafutiWed 11:48 AM1875 km1165 miles1012 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoWed 12:48 PM2004 km1245 miles1082 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
ApiaWed 12:48 PM2466 km1532 miles1331 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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