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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 = Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 23:52:00.

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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 Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 23:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 51' North, Longitude: 178° 27' West

The ground speed is currently 452.34 meters/second, 1628.4 kilometres/hour, 1011.9 miles/hour or 879.3 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"16.86 miWest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 miNorth16.86 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.7"1011.71 miWest0° 00' 49.4"0.94 miNorth1011.69 mi
24 hours0° 02' 37.5"2.95 miWest0° 19' 40.1"22.54 miNorth22.73 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, April 23, 2017 at 23:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 22' South, Longitude: 150° 22' East

The ground speed is currently 447.49 meters/second, 1611.0 kilometres/hour, 1001.0 miles/hour or 869.8 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' 28.8"16.68 miWest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 miNorth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 28' 55.8"1000.89 miWest0° 11' 31.8"13.20 miNorth1001.05 mi
24 hours12° 36' 18.1"871.16 miEast4° 41' 58.3"322.90 miNorth929.54 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

LocationLocal TimeDistanceDirection
MajuroMon 11:52 am1284 km798 miles693 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandSun 11:52 am1417 km880 miles765 nmSouth S
TarawaMon 11:52 am1578 km980 miles852 nmSouthwest SW
MidwaySun 12:52 pm1704 km1059 miles920 nmNorth N
Wake IslandMon 11:52 am1745 km1084 miles942 nmWest-northwest WNW
YarenMon 11:52 am2192 km1362 miles1184 nmSouthwest SW
FunafutiMon 11:52 am2378 km1478 miles1284 nmSouth S
HonoluluSun 1:52 pm2380 km1479 miles1285 nmEast-northeast ENE
FakaofoMon 12:52 pm2584 km1606 miles1395 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KiritimatiMon 1:52 pm2625 km1631 miles1418 nmEast-southeast ESE

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