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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 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).

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 23:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 06' South, Longitude: 179° 34' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.11 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"1033.68 miWest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 miSouth1033.66 mi
24 hours0° 04' 21.7"5.01 miWest0° 23' 00.0"26.34 miSouth26.81 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 23:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 46' South, Longitude: 169° 33' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.09 meters/second, 1584.3 km/hour, 984.4 miles/hour or 855.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.0"16.41 miWest0° 00' 09.7"0.18 miSouth16.41 mi
1 hour14° 29' 02.3"984.25 miWest0° 09' 38.3"11.04 miSouth984.05 mi
24 hours12° 39' 49.8"860.59 miEast3° 34' 02.9"245.23 miSouth889.41 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FunafutiSun 11:50 AM381 km237 miles206 nmSouth S
Baker IslandSat 11:50 AM732 km455 miles395 nmNortheast NE
TarawaSun 11:50 AM1025 km637 miles553 nmNorthwest NW
FakaofoSun 12:50 PM1124 km698 miles607 nmEast-southeast ESE
Apia *Sun 1:50 PM1356 km843 miles732 nmSoutheast SE
SuvaSun 11:50 AM1448 km900 miles782 nmSouth S
YarenSun 11:50 AM1492 km927 miles806 nmWest-northwest WNW
MajuroSun 11:50 AM1625 km1010 miles878 nmNorthwest NW
Port VilaSun 10:50 AM1859 km1155 miles1004 nmSouthwest SW
NukualofaSun 12:50 PM1863 km1157 miles1006 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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