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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 = Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 11:50:00 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 Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 23:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 43' North, Longitude: 178° 03' West

The ground speed is currently 461.66 meters/second, 1662.0 kilometres/hour, 1032.7 miles/hour or 897.4 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' 00.1"17.21 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.21 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.8"1032.66 miWest0° 00' 56.3"1.08 miSouth1032.68 mi
24 hours0° 05' 09.8"5.92 miWest0° 22' 35.8"25.88 miSouth26.55 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 23:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 01' South, Longitude: 151° 07' West

The ground speed is currently 444.39 meters/second, 1599.8 kilometres/hour, 994.1 miles/hour or 863.8 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' 30.6"16.57 miWest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 miSouth16.57 mi
1 hour14° 30' 37.8"993.92 miWest0° 10' 15.4"11.75 miSouth993.78 mi
24 hours11° 59' 02.2"820.87 miEast3° 54' 20.9"268.44 miSouth859.30 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
Howland IslandSat 11:50 AM565 km351 miles305 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Baker IslandSat 11:50 AM634 km394 miles343 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TarawaSun 11:50 AM1102 km685 miles595 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroSun 11:50 AM1179 km733 miles637 nmWest W
FunafutiSun 11:50 AM1603 km996 miles866 nmSouth S
YarenSun 11:50 AM1808 km1123 miles976 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoSun 12:50 PM1832 km1138 miles989 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Wake IslandSun 11:50 AM2238 km1390 miles1208 nmNorthwest NW
ApiaSun 12:50 PM2270 km1410 miles1226 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KiritimatiSun 1:50 PM2339 km1454 miles1263 nmEast E

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