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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 = Sunday, June 30, 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 04:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 10' North, Longitude: 120° 55' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.61 meters/second, 1535.8 km/hour, 954.3 miles/hour or 829.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"15.91 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miSouth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 59' 52.5"953.88 miWest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 miSouth953.89 mi
24 hours0° 02' 55.6"3.11 miEast0° 03' 52.7"4.45 miSouth5.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, June 30, 2013 at 04:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 05' North, Longitude: 27° 48' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.81 meters/second, 1608.5 km/hour, 999.5 miles/hour or 868.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.7"16.66 miWest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 miNorth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 31' 46.8"999.39 miWest0° 10' 38.2"12.18 miNorth999.30 mi
24 hours11° 14' 04.1"772.75 miEast4° 02' 13.8"277.44 miNorth817.72 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KaohsiungSun 12:00 Noon49 km30 miles26 nmWest-southwest WSW
TaichungSun 12:00 Noon114 km71 miles62 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HsinchuSun 12:00 Noon182 km113 miles98 nmNorth N
Taoyuan CitySun 12:00 Noon207 km128 miles112 nmNorth N
TaipeiSun 12:00 Noon220 km136 miles119 nmNorth-northeast NNE
XiamenSun 12:00 Noon323 km200 miles174 nmWest-northwest WNW
FoochowSun 12:00 Noon362 km225 miles195 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ShantouSun 12:00 Noon434 km270 miles234 nmWest W
KowloonSun 12:00 Noon690 km429 miles373 nmWest W
Hong KongSun 12:00 Noon698 km434 miles377 nmWest W

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