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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.

= The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

= 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)

See where the Moon is over the horizon

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## Position of the Sun

On Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 20:42:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 00' South, Longitude: 132° 22' West

The ground speed is currently 463.94 meters/second, 1670.2 kilometres/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 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"17.30 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.1"1037.81 miWest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 miSouth1037.82 mi
24 hours0° 05' 16.0"6.07 miWest0° 23' 21.0"26.74 miSouth27.42 mi

## Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 20:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 04' North, Longitude: 87° 10' East

The ground speed is currently 433.18 meters/second, 1559.4 kilometres/hour, 969.0 miles/hour or 842.0 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' 30.2"16.15 miWest0° 00' 07.0"0.13 miNorth16.15 mi
1 hour14° 30' 14.8"968.78 miWest0° 06' 57.5"7.98 miNorth968.55 mi
24 hours11° 53' 49.7"794.70 miEast2° 23' 05.5"163.99 miNorth806.85 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
PapeeteSun 10:42 AM2704 km1680 miles1460 nm SW
AdamstownSun 12:42 PM2784 km1730 miles1503 nm S
KiritimatiMon 10:42 AM2787 km1732 miles1505 nm W
HonoluluSun 10:42 AM3638 km2261 miles1964 nm NW
RarotongaSun 10:42 AM3794 km2357 miles2049 nm SW
Easter Island *Sun 3:42 PM3880 km2411 miles2095 nm SE
HermosilloSun 1:42 PM3942 km2450 miles2129 nm NNE
Los Angeles *Sun 1:42 PM4047 km2515 miles2185 nm NNE
Mexico City *Sun 3:42 PM4215 km2619 miles2276 nm ENE
PhoenixSun 1:42 PM4268 km2652 miles2305 nm NNE