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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 = Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 11:40:00 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 Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 23:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 19' South, Longitude: 177° 47' West

The ground speed is currently 462.62 meters/second, 1665.4 kilometres/hour, 1034.8 miles/hour or 899.3 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"17.25 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.25 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.5"1034.83 miWest0° 00' 57.9"1.10 miSouth1034.82 mi
24 hours0° 04' 33.1"5.23 miWest0° 23' 07.2"26.48 miSouth26.99 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 23:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 20' South, Longitude: 169° 10' East

The ground speed is currently 448.80 meters/second, 1615.7 kilometres/hour, 1003.9 miles/hour or 872.4 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' 31.5"16.73 miWest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 miSouth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 31' 28.0"1003.83 miWest0° 10' 55.0"12.50 miSouth1003.85 mi
24 hours348° 23' 28.0"802.33 miWest4° 19' 26.6"297.12 miSouth853.71 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
Baker IslandThu 11:40 AM520 km323 miles281 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FunafutiFri 11:40 AM571 km355 miles309 nmSouthwest SW
Howland IslandThu 11:40 AM582 km362 miles314 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Kanton IslandFri 12:40 PM700 km435 miles378 nmEast-northeast ENE
AtafuFri 12:40 PM747 km464 miles403 nmSoutheast SE
RawakiFri 12:40 PM789 km490 miles426 nmEast E
TabiteueaFri 11:40 AM899 km559 miles485 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoFri 12:40 PM917 km570 miles495 nmSoutheast SE
Mata-UtuFri 11:40 AM1009 km627 miles545 nmSouth S
TarawaFri 11:40 AM1205 km749 miles651 nmWest-northwest WNW

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