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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 = Friday, October 4, 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 Friday, October 4, 2013 at 23:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 43' South, Longitude: 179° 38' East

The ground speed is currently 462.37 meters/second, 1664.5 kilometres/hour, 1034.3 miles/hour or 898.8 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"17.24 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.24 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.3"1034.28 miWest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 miSouth1034.26 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.5"5.12 miWest0° 23' 03.7"26.41 miSouth26.90 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 4, 2013 at 23:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 41' South, Longitude: 178° 21' East

The ground speed is currently 445.58 meters/second, 1604.1 kilometres/hour, 996.7 miles/hour or 866.1 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' 30.4"16.61 miWest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 miSouth16.61 mi
1 hour14° 30' 22.9"996.59 miWest0° 10' 35.3"12.13 miSouth996.48 mi
24 hours347° 54' 07.3"831.14 miWest4° 04' 30.3"280.06 miSouth873.11 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
FunafutiSat 11:50 AM424 km263 miles229 nmSouth S
TabiteueaSat 11:50 AM668 km415 miles361 nmNorthwest NW
Baker IslandFri 11:50 AM694 km431 miles375 nmNortheast NE
Howland IslandFri 11:50 AM739 km459 miles399 nmNortheast NE
AtafuSat 12:50 PM966 km600 miles521 nmEast-southeast ESE
Kanton IslandSat 12:50 PM988 km614 miles534 nmEast-northeast ENE
TarawaSat 11:50 AM1002 km622 miles541 nmNorthwest NW
FakaofoSat 12:50 PM1135 km706 miles613 nmEast-southeast ESE
Apia *Sat 1:50 PM1381 km858 miles746 nmSoutheast SE
YarenSat 11:50 AM1486 km924 miles803 nmWest-northwest WNW

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