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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, August 18, 2013 at 9:20:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 21:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 49' North, Longitude: 139° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 452.41 meters/second, 1628.7 km/hour, 1012.0 miles/hour or 879.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.87 miWest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 miSouth16.87 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.6"1011.88 miWest0° 00' 48.7"0.93 miSouth1011.91 mi
24 hours0° 03' 30.6"3.95 miWest0° 19' 38.0"22.49 miSouth22.84 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, August 18, 2013 at 21:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 13' South, Longitude: 9° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.02 meters/second, 1540.9 km/hour, 957.5 miles/hour or 832.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.96 miWest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 miNorth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 24' 39.9"957.24 miWest0° 07' 34.2"8.68 miNorth957.59 mi
24 hours13° 54' 27.6"923.82 miEast3° 29' 49.8"240.44 miNorth961.93 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluSun 11:20 AM2207 km1371 miles1192 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiMon 11:20 AM2350 km1460 miles1269 nmWest-southwest WSW
Los Angeles *Sun 2:20 PM3156 km1961 miles1704 nmNortheast NE
San Francisco *Sun 2:20 PM3221 km2002 miles1739 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloSun 2:20 PM3418 km2124 miles1846 nmNortheast NE
Las Vegas *Sun 2:20 PM3521 km2188 miles1901 nmNortheast NE
PapeeteSun 11:20 AM3550 km2206 miles1917 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PhoenixSun 2:20 PM3565 km2215 miles1925 nmNortheast NE
Salt Lake City *Sun 3:20 PM4075 km2532 miles2200 nmNortheast NE
Seattle *Sun 2:20 PM4160 km2585 miles2246 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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