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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 = Monday, January 28, 2013 at 3:56:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Monday, January 28, 2013 at 15:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 02' South, Longitude: 55° 45' West

The ground speed is currently 441.14 meters/second, 1588.1 kilometres/hour, 986.8 miles/hour or 857.5 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° 14' 59.9"16.45 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miNorth16.45 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.2"986.53 miWest0° 00' 40.0"0.76 miNorth986.56 mi
24 hours0° 02' 35.5"2.84 miEast0° 16' 09.9"18.53 miNorth18.75 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 28, 2013 at 15:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 09' North, Longitude: 139° 27' East

The ground speed is currently 444.98 meters/second, 1601.9 kilometres/hour, 995.4 miles/hour or 865.0 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' 32.0"16.59 miWest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 miSouth16.59 mi
1 hour14° 32' 05.5"995.26 miWest0° 10' 28.1"11.99 miSouth995.55 mi
24 hours11° 09' 06.4"763.63 miEast4° 21' 36.1"299.60 miSouth823.46 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Fuerte Olimpo *Mon 12:56 PM401 km249 miles216 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Barra do GarçasMon 12:56 PM440 km273 miles238 nmEast-northeast ENE
Pedro Juan Caballero *Mon 12:56 PM499 km310 miles270 nmSouth S
San Ignacio de VelascoMon 11:56 AM584 km363 miles316 nmWest-northwest WNW
Santa CruzMon 11:56 AM788 km490 miles426 nmWest W
Asuncion *Mon 12:56 PM826 km514 miles446 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Ciudad del Este *Mon 12:56 PM836 km520 miles452 nmSouth S
Brasilia *Mon 1:56 PM873 km543 miles472 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreMon 11:56 AM1011 km628 miles546 nmWest W
São Paulo *Mon 1:56 PM1128 km701 miles609 nmSoutheast SE

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