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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 = Wednesday, January 30, 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 Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 15:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 29' South, Longitude: 55° 40' West

The ground speed is currently 442.48 meters/second, 1592.9 kilometres/hour, 989.8 miles/hour or 860.1 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"16.50 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miNorth16.50 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.3"989.55 miWest0° 00' 41.5"0.79 miNorth989.58 mi
24 hours0° 02' 11.3"2.41 miEast0° 16' 47.6"19.25 miNorth19.40 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 15:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 49' South, Longitude: 161° 49' East

The ground speed is currently 449.27 meters/second, 1617.4 kilometres/hour, 1005.0 miles/hour or 873.3 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' 31.7"16.75 miWest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 miSouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 44.5"1004.88 miWest0° 11' 36.7"13.30 miSouth1004.95 mi
24 hours11° 26' 06.1"790.89 miEast4° 37' 22.1"317.64 miSouth851.08 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
Cuiabá *Wed 12:56 PM214 km133 miles116 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Barra do GarçasWed 12:56 PM403 km251 miles218 nmEast-northeast ENE
Fuerte Olimpo *Wed 12:56 PM457 km284 miles247 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Pedro Juan Caballero *Wed 12:56 PM559 km348 miles302 nmSouth S
San Ignacio de VelascoWed 11:56 AM578 km359 miles312 nmWest-northwest WNW
Santa CruzWed 11:56 AM799 km496 miles431 nmWest W
Brasilia *Wed 1:56 PM851 km529 miles459 nmEast-northeast ENE
Asuncion *Wed 12:56 PM887 km551 miles479 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Ciudad del Este *Wed 12:56 PM895 km556 miles483 nmSouth S
SucreWed 11:56 AM1029 km640 miles556 nmWest W

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