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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 = Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 12:48:00 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 Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 00:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 05' North, Longitude: 167° 08' East

The ground speed is currently 443.52 meters/second, 1596.7 kilometres/hour, 992.1 miles/hour or 862.1 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' 00.0"16.54 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miNorth16.54 mi
1 hour15° 00' 02.0"991.87 miWest0° 00' 40.6"0.78 miNorth991.84 mi
24 hours0° 00' 45.2"0.83 miWest0° 16' 08.8"18.51 miNorth18.52 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, May 8, 2013 at 00:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 34' North, Longitude: 144° 34' East

The ground speed is currently 440.34 meters/second, 1585.2 kilometres/hour, 985.0 miles/hour or 856.0 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' 32.0"16.42 miWest0° 00' 08.8"0.17 miNorth16.42 mi
1 hour14° 31' 57.0"984.85 miWest0° 08' 54.3"10.20 miNorth984.65 mi
24 hours11° 17' 35.1"765.36 miEast3° 16' 08.2"224.72 miNorth792.98 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
Wake IslandWed 12:48 PM249 km155 miles134 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KwajaleinWed 12:48 PM926 km575 miles500 nmSouth S
MajuroWed 12:48 PM1198 km744 miles647 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirWed 11:48 AM1488 km924 miles803 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaWed 12:48 PM1848 km1148 miles998 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenWed 12:48 PM1950 km1212 miles1053 nmSouth S
MidwayTue 1:48 PM2011 km1249 miles1086 nmNortheast NE
HagåtñaWed 10:48 AM2435 km1513 miles1315 nmWest W
Baker IslandTue 12:48 PM2592 km1611 miles1400 nmSoutheast SE
HoniaraWed 11:48 AM3037 km1887 miles1640 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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