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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 = Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 9:36:00 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 Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 21:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 16' North, Longitude: 143° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.14 meters/second, 1652.9 km/hour, 1027.1 miles/hour or 892.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.12 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miNorth17.12 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.9"1027.00 miWest0° 00' 55.1"1.05 miNorth1026.98 mi
24 hours0° 03' 54.7"4.47 miWest0° 22' 00.4"25.21 miNorth25.60 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 21:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 04' North, Longitude: 138° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.34 meters/second, 1581.6 km/hour, 982.8 miles/hour or 854.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.38 miWest0° 00' 08.8"0.17 miNorth16.38 mi
1 hour14° 31' 33.4"982.60 miWest0° 08' 49.3"10.11 miNorth982.39 mi
24 hours11° 25' 59.8"773.44 miEast3° 12' 44.9"220.85 miNorth799.50 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiThu 11:36 AM1667 km1036 miles900 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluWed 11:36 AM2096 km1302 miles1132 nmNorthwest NW
PapeeteWed 11:36 AM2924 km1817 miles1579 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoThu 10:36 AM3618 km2248 miles1954 nmWest-southwest WSW
RarotongaWed 11:36 AM3705 km2302 miles2001 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandWed 9:36 AM3742 km2325 miles2021 nmWest-southwest WSW
Los Angeles *Wed 2:36 PM3868 km2403 miles2088 nmNortheast NE
San Francisco *Wed 2:36 PM3909 km2429 miles2111 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ApiaThu 10:36 AM3947 km2453 miles2131 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownWed 1:36 PM3971 km2468 miles2144 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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