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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 17, 2013 at 6:34:00 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 Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 18:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 36' South, Longitude: 95° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.27 meters/second, 1563.4 km/hour, 971.4 miles/hour or 844.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.19 miWest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 miNorth16.19 mi
1 hour14° 59' 47.8"971.10 miWest0° 00' 30.2"0.58 miNorth971.13 mi
24 hours0° 04' 44.4"5.12 miEast0° 12' 18.5"14.11 miNorth15.01 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 18:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 33' North, Longitude: 24° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.72 meters/second, 1601.0 km/hour, 994.8 miles/hour or 864.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.58 miWest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 miNorth16.58 mi
1 hour14° 32' 28.6"994.69 miWest0° 10' 12.8"11.70 miNorth994.53 mi
24 hours10° 59' 50.9"752.29 miEast3° 49' 57.8"263.43 miNorth792.99 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 1:34 PM1542 km958 miles832 nmWest-southwest WSW
LimaThu 1:34 PM2226 km1383 miles1202 nmEast-northeast ENE
Galapagos IslandsThu 12:34 PM2285 km1420 miles1234 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santiago *Thu 3:34 PM2872 km1785 miles1551 nmSoutheast SE
QuitoThu 1:34 PM2945 km1830 miles1590 nmNortheast NE
La PazThu 2:34 PM2966 km1843 miles1601 nmEast E
SucreThu 2:34 PM3213 km1996 miles1735 nmEast E
Rio BrancoThu 2:34 PM3233 km2009 miles1745 nmEast-northeast ENE
CórdobaThu 3:34 PM3382 km2101 miles1826 nmEast-southeast ESE
AdamstownThu 10:34 AM3533 km2195 miles1908 nmWest-southwest WSW

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