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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, December 21, 2013 at 11:00:00 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).

= 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 23:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 165° 24' West

The ground speed is currently 425.65 meters/second, 1532.3 kilometres/hour, 952.2 miles/hour or 827.4 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° 14' 59.7"15.87 miWest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 miNorth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.4"951.72 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 miNorth951.72 mi
24 hours0° 07' 26.8"7.88 miEast0° 00' 21.0"0.40 miNorth7.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 23:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 09' North, Longitude: 65° 02' East

The ground speed is currently 443.25 meters/second, 1595.7 kilometres/hour, 991.5 miles/hour or 861.6 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' 33.5"16.52 miWest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 miSouth16.53 mi
1 hour14° 33' 37.1"991.40 miWest0° 08' 35.1"9.83 miSouth991.67 mi
24 hours10° 29' 33.3"714.46 miEast3° 37' 02.3"248.59 miSouth759.82 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
RarotongaSat 1:00 PM628 km390 miles339 nmEast-northeast ENE
AlofiSat 12:00 Noon675 km419 miles364 nmNorthwest NW
PangaiSun 12:00 Noon1010 km627 miles545 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaSun 12:00 Noon1041 km647 miles562 nmWest-northwest WNW
Apia *Sun 1:00 PM1257 km781 miles679 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FakaofoSun 12:00 Noon1675 km1041 miles905 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PapeeteSat 1:00 PM1775 km1103 miles958 nmEast-northeast ENE
Suva *Sun 12:00 Noon1782 km1107 miles962 nmWest-northwest WNW
FunafutiSun 11:00 AM2329 km1447 miles1257 nmNorthwest NW
Auckland *Sun 12:00 Noon2413 km1499 miles1303 nmSouthwest SW

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