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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 = Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 3:46:00 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).

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 15:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 51' South, Longitude: 55° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.49 meters/second, 1539.0 km/hour, 956.3 miles/hour or 831.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.94 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miNorth15.94 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.6"955.86 miWest0° 00' 14.2"0.27 miNorth955.87 mi
24 hours0° 06' 53.0"7.32 miEast0° 05' 54.2"6.77 miNorth9.97 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 15:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 35' North, Longitude: 177° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.19 meters/second, 1617.1 km/hour, 1004.8 miles/hour or 873.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.75 miWest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 miSouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 32' 23.6"1004.71 miWest0° 11' 22.3"13.02 miSouth1004.87 mi
24 hours11° 08' 41.9"770.13 miEast4° 36' 51.6"317.04 miSouth833.36 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Pedro Juan Caballero *Wed 12:46 PM46 km28 miles25 nmNorthwest NW
Ciudad del Este *Wed 12:46 PM306 km190 miles165 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Foz do Iguaçu *Wed 1:46 PM310 km193 miles167 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Asuncion *Wed 12:46 PM349 km217 miles189 nmSouthwest SW
Encarnación *Wed 12:46 PM497 km309 miles269 nmSouth S
Criciúma *Wed 1:46 PM887 km551 miles479 nmSoutheast SE
Porto Alegre *Wed 1:46 PM899 km559 miles486 nmSouth-southeast SSE
São Paulo *Wed 1:46 PM905 km562 miles489 nmEast E
San Ignacio de VelascoWed 11:46 AM921 km573 miles498 nmNorthwest NW
SucreWed 11:46 AM1105 km687 miles597 nmWest-northwest WNW

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