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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 21, 2013 at 12:10:00 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, December 21, 2013 at 12:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 2° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.65 meters/second, 1532.3 km/hour, 952.2 miles/hour or 827.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.87 miWest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 miSouth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.4"951.72 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miSouth951.72 mi
24 hours0° 07' 26.4"7.88 miEast0° 00' 08.2"0.16 miNorth7.88 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 12:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 39' North, Longitude: 137° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.92 meters/second, 1587.3 km/hour, 986.3 miles/hour or 857.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.3"16.44 miWest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 miSouth16.44 mi
1 hour14° 33' 24.1"986.18 miWest0° 08' 04.7"9.26 miSouth986.46 mi
24 hours10° 33' 09.0"714.94 miEast3° 26' 27.5"236.49 miSouth756.81 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownSat 12:10 PM880 km547 miles475 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Windhoek *Sat 2:10 PM2054 km1276 miles1109 nmEast E
LuandaSat 1:10 PM2363 km1469 miles1276 nmNortheast NE
Cape TownSat 2:10 PM2384 km1481 miles1287 nmSoutheast SE
São ToméSat 12:10 PM2831 km1759 miles1529 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KinshasaSat 1:10 PM2885 km1793 miles1558 nmNortheast NE
BrazzavilleSat 1:10 PM2888 km1795 miles1559 nmNortheast NE
GaboroneSat 2:10 PM2934 km1823 miles1584 nmEast E
LibrevilleSat 1:10 PM2958 km1838 miles1597 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MaseruSat 2:10 PM3098 km1925 miles1673 nmEast-southeast ESE

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