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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 = Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 11:28:00 PM.

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Annular Eclipse In Progress - Yellow or Red Shaded Areas on the Map

  • The map shows the May 9, 2013 – May 10, 2013 — Annular Solar Eclipse in progress.
  • The yellow area on the map shows where a partial eclipse is visible.
  • A annular eclipse is visible to anyone within the dark red area of the map which is surrounded by the lighter red area.
  • A partial eclipse is visible to anyone within the brighter red area of the map surrounding the darkest red area.

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 Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 23:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 36' North, Longitude: 172° 54' West

The ground speed is currently 442.27 meters/second, 1592.2 kilometres/hour, 989.3 miles/hour or 859.7 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"16.49 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miNorth16.49 mi
1 hour15° 00' 01.3"989.06 miWest0° 00' 39.2"0.75 miNorth989.03 mi
24 hours0° 00' 28.5"0.52 miWest0° 15' 34.6"17.86 miNorth17.86 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, May 9, 2013 at 23:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 17' North, Longitude: 173° 19' West

The ground speed is currently 428.85 meters/second, 1543.8 kilometres/hour, 959.3 miles/hour or 833.6 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' 31.1"15.99 miWest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 miNorth15.99 mi
1 hour14° 31' 09.7"959.04 miWest0° 05' 31.9"6.34 miNorth958.82 mi
24 hours11° 35' 53.8"766.16 miEast1° 48' 52.0"124.79 miNorth772.41 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
MidwayThu 12:28 PM1261 km784 miles681 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HonoluluThu 1:28 PM1631 km1013 miles881 nmEast-northeast ENE
Baker IslandThu 11:28 AM1965 km1221 miles1061 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroFri 11:28 AM2065 km1283 miles1115 nmWest-southwest WSW
Wake IslandFri 11:28 AM2168 km1347 miles1170 nmWest W
TarawaFri 11:28 AM2363 km1468 miles1276 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiFri 1:28 PM2434 km1512 miles1314 nmSoutheast SE
YarenFri 11:28 AM2987 km1856 miles1613 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoFri 12:28 PM2988 km1857 miles1613 nmSouth S
FunafutiFri 11:28 AM3017 km1875 miles1629 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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