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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 = Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 10:30:00 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).

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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 22:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 04' South, Longitude: 160° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.12 meters/second, 1663.6 km/hour, 1033.7 miles/hour or 898.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.23 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.23 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.9"1033.71 miWest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 miSouth1033.70 mi
24 hours0° 04' 22.0"5.02 miWest0° 23' 00.1"26.34 miSouth26.82 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 22:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 33' South, Longitude: 150° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.44 meters/second, 1585.6 km/hour, 985.2 miles/hour or 856.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.0"16.42 miWest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 miSouth16.42 mi
1 hour14° 29' 07.1"985.04 miWest0° 09' 42.5"11.12 miSouth984.84 mi
24 hours12° 37' 53.1"858.99 miEast3° 36' 09.8"247.65 miSouth888.60 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiSun 12:30 PM841 km523 miles454 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FakaofoSun 11:30 AM1280 km795 miles691 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Sun 12:30 PM1576 km979 miles851 nmSouthwest SW
RarotongaSat 12:30 PM1789 km1112 miles966 nmSouth S
PapeeteSat 12:30 PM1817 km1129 miles981 nmSoutheast SE
AlofiSat 11:30 AM1858 km1154 miles1003 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandSat 10:30 AM1876 km1166 miles1013 nmWest-northwest WNW
FunafutiSun 10:30 AM2283 km1418 miles1233 nmWest W
NukualofaSun 11:30 AM2388 km1484 miles1289 nmSouthwest SW
SuvaSun 10:30 AM2715 km1687 miles1466 nmSouthwest SW

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