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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 18, 2013 at 11:28:00 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 18, 2013 at 23:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 57' South, Longitude: 175° 44' West

The ground speed is currently 456.96 meters/second, 1645.1 kilometres/hour, 1022.2 miles/hour or 888.3 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"17.04 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.04 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.9"1022.10 miWest0° 00' 54.2"1.03 miSouth1022.08 mi
24 hours0° 02' 43.2"3.09 miWest0° 21' 35.5"24.73 miSouth24.92 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 18, 2013 at 23:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 57' North, Longitude: 3° 46' East

The ground speed is currently 440.47 meters/second, 1585.7 kilometres/hour, 985.3 miles/hour or 856.2 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' 30.2"16.42 miWest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 miNorth16.42 mi
1 hour14° 30' 20.4"985.15 miWest0° 09' 10.0"10.50 miNorth984.95 mi
24 hours11° 53' 45.2"807.93 miEast3° 20' 47.6"230.05 miNorth835.21 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
Mata-UtuSat 11:28 AM373 km232 miles202 nmSouth S
AtafuSat 12:28 PM387 km240 miles209 nmEast-northeast ENE
FakaofoSat 12:28 PM502 km312 miles271 nmEast E
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Sat 1:28 PM568 km353 miles306 nmSoutheast SE
FunafutiSat 11:28 AM579 km360 miles313 nmWest-northwest WNW
Apia *Sat 1:28 PM609 km378 miles329 nmSoutheast SE
Pago PagoFri 12:28 PM727 km452 miles393 nmSoutheast SE
RawakiSat 12:28 PM885 km550 miles478 nmNortheast NE
LabasaSat 11:28 AM892 km554 miles481 nmSouthwest SW
Kanton IslandSat 12:28 PM908 km564 miles490 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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