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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 12, 2013 at 9:00:00 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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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 21:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 42' South, Longitude: 138° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.75 meters/second, 1655.1 km/hour, 1028.4 miles/hour or 893.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.14 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.14 mi
1 hour15° 00' 09.0"1028.37 miWest0° 00' 56.0"1.07 miSouth1028.36 mi
24 hours0° 03' 35.4"4.10 miWest0° 22' 23.0"25.64 miSouth25.96 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 12, 2013 at 21:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 40' South, Longitude: 33° 47' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.36 meters/second, 1556.5 km/hour, 967.2 miles/hour or 840.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.8"16.12 miWest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 miNorth16.12 mi
1 hour14° 26' 58.3"966.98 miWest0° 08' 00.8"9.18 miNorth967.32 mi
24 hours12° 59' 02.1"868.93 miEast3° 34' 15.3"245.47 miNorth909.18 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeSat 11:30 AM187 km116 miles101 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteSat 11:00 AM1627 km1011 miles879 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownSat 1:00 PM2114 km1314 miles1142 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KiritimatiSun 11:00 AM2353 km1462 miles1271 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaSat 11:00 AM2741 km1703 miles1480 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoSun 10:00 AM3614 km2246 miles1952 nmWest W
AlofiSat 10:00 AM3629 km2255 miles1959 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Sun 11:00 AM3708 km2304 miles2002 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Sat 4:00 PM3742 km2325 miles2021 nmSoutheast SE
HonoluluSat 11:00 AM3850 km2392 miles2079 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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