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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, December 7, 2013 at 12:30:00 AM.

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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, December 7, 2013 at 00:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 36' South, Longitude: 170° 20' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.30 meters/second, 1541.9 km/hour, 958.1 miles/hour or 832.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.97 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 miSouth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.8"957.68 miWest0° 00' 16.9"0.32 miSouth957.66 mi
24 hours0° 06' 30.6"6.93 miEast0° 06' 32.6"7.51 miSouth10.22 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 7, 2013 at 00:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 33' South, Longitude: 131° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.99 meters/second, 1569.6 km/hour, 975.3 miles/hour or 847.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.4"16.25 miWest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 miNorth16.25 mi
1 hour14° 26' 32.0"975.14 miWest0° 09' 30.6"10.90 miNorth975.50 mi
24 hours13° 02' 36.5"880.72 miEast4° 04' 39.9"280.27 miNorth930.15 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NoumeaSat 11:30 AM403 km250 miles217 nmWest W
Port VilaSat 11:30 AM578 km359 miles312 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KingstonSat 12:00 Noon754 km469 miles407 nmSouth-southwest SSW
LuganvilleSat 11:30 AM852 km529 miles460 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Nadi *Sat 1:30 PM910 km566 miles491 nmNortheast NE
Lautoka *Sat 1:30 PM927 km576 miles500 nmNortheast NE
Suva *Sat 1:30 PM978 km608 miles528 nmEast-northeast ENE
NukualofaSat 1:30 PM1503 km934 miles811 nmEast E
Auckland *Sat 1:30 PM1636 km1017 miles883 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FunafutiSat 12:30 PM1823 km1133 miles984 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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