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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 = 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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 is currently 462.11 meters/second, 1663.6 kilometres/hour, 1033.7 miles/hour or 898.3 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"17.23 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 is currently 440.09 meters/second, 1584.3 kilometres/hour, 984.4 miles/hour or 855.5 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' 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 Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FunafutiSun 11:50 AM381 km237 miles206 nmSouth S
TabiteueaSun 11:50 AM687 km427 miles371 nmNorthwest NW
Baker IslandSat 11:50 AM732 km455 miles395 nmNortheast NE
Howland IslandSat 11:50 AM779 km484 miles421 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AtafuSun 12:50 PM955 km594 miles516 nmEast-southeast ESE
Kanton IslandSun 12:50 PM1006 km625 miles543 nmEast-northeast ENE
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

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