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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 = Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 7:08:00 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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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 19:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 45' South, Longitude: 105° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.85 meters/second, 1540.2 km/hour, 957.1 miles/hour or 831.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.95 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.00 miNorth15.95 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.9"956.65 miWest0° 00' 15.5"0.30 miNorth956.67 mi
24 hours0° 06' 46.6"7.21 miEast0° 06' 25.0"7.36 miNorth10.31 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 19:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 41' South, Longitude: 144° 38' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.78 meters/second, 1615.6 km/hour, 1003.9 miles/hour or 872.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"16.73 miWest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 miSouth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 31' 38.7"1003.77 miWest0° 11' 37.7"13.32 miSouth1003.78 mi
24 hours11° 33' 19.0"798.42 miEast4° 36' 21.4"316.49 miSouth856.66 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Easter Island *Thu 2:08 PM598 km372 miles323 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownThu 11:08 AM2483 km1543 miles1341 nmWest W
Galapagos IslandsThu 1:08 PM2986 km1856 miles1612 nmNortheast NE
LimaThu 2:08 PM3270 km2032 miles1766 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santiago *Thu 4:08 PM3633 km2257 miles1962 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoThu 2:08 PM3866 km2402 miles2087 nmNortheast NE
La PazThu 3:08 PM4002 km2486 miles2161 nmEast E
CórdobaThu 4:08 PM4213 km2618 miles2275 nmEast-southeast ESE
SucreThu 3:08 PM4226 km2626 miles2282 nmEast E
Rio BrancoThu 3:08 PM4282 km2661 miles2312 nmEast-northeast ENE

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