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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 = Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 4:00:00 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).

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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 04:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 19' North, Longitude: 120° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.12 meters/second, 1534.0 km/hour, 953.2 miles/hour or 828.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"15.89 miWest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 miSouth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 59' 52.3"952.78 miWest0° 00' 06.1"0.12 miSouth952.79 mi
24 hours0° 03' 04.5"3.26 miEast0° 02' 39.5"3.05 miSouth4.46 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, June 27, 2013 at 04:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 41' South, Longitude: 7° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.58 meters/second, 1596.9 km/hour, 992.3 miles/hour or 862.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"16.54 miWest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 miNorth16.54 mi
1 hour14° 28' 25.5"992.18 miWest0° 11' 26.7"13.11 miNorth992.49 mi
24 hours12° 18' 29.1"843.73 miEast4° 39' 43.5"320.35 miNorth905.95 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KaohsiungThu 12:00 Noon43 km27 miles23 nmSouthwest SW
TaichungThu 12:00 Noon95 km59 miles51 nmNorth N
HsinchuThu 12:00 Noon166 km103 miles90 nmNorth N
Taoyuan CityThu 12:00 Noon194 km121 miles105 nmNorth-northeast NNE
TaipeiThu 12:00 Noon209 km130 miles113 nmNorth-northeast NNE
XiamenThu 12:00 Noon301 km187 miles163 nmWest-northwest WNW
FoochowThu 12:00 Noon340 km211 miles184 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ShantouThu 12:00 Noon418 km260 miles226 nmWest W
KowloonThu 12:00 Noon677 km421 miles366 nmWest W
Hong KongThu 12:00 Noon685 km425 miles370 nmWest W

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