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Day and Night World Map

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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

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 17:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 17' South
Longitude: 72° 47' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.89 meters/second, 1576.4 km/hour, 979.5 miles/hour or 851.2 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.33 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth16.33 mi
1 hour14° 59' 50.7"979.30 miwest0° 00' 35.8"0.68 minorth979.33 mi
24 hours0° 03' 35.1"3.91 mieast0° 14' 29.9"16.62 minorth17.08 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at 17:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 42' North
Longitude: 65° 45' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 419.93 meters/second, 1511.7 km/hour, 939.3 miles/hour or 816.3 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"15.66 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth15.66 mi
1 hour14° 30' 41.3"939.09 miwest0° 01' 11.8"1.37 misouth939.16 mi
24 hours11° 43' 15.1"758.59 mieast0° 55' 23.2"63.51 misouth763.51 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ArequipaWed 12:02 PM344 km214 miles186 nmNorth-northeast NNE
La PazWed 1:02 PM581 km361 miles314 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreWed 1:02 PM792 km492 miles428 nmEast E
LimaWed 12:02 PM920 km572 miles497 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SaltaWed 2:02 PM976 km606 miles527 nmSoutheast SE
Rio BrancoWed 1:02 PM1160 km721 miles626 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santiago *Wed 2:02 PM1582 km983 miles854 nmSouth S
CórdobaWed 2:02 PM1598 km993 miles863 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Asuncion *Wed 2:02 PM1695 km1053 miles915 nmEast-southeast ESE
RosarioWed 2:02 PM1936 km1203 miles1046 nmSoutheast SE
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