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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 = Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 5:02:00 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 17:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 41' South, Longitude: 72° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.88 meters/second, 1641.2 km/hour, 1019.8 miles/hour or 886.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.00 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miNorth17.00 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.2"1019.68 miWest0° 00' 54.0"1.03 miNorth1019.71 mi
24 hours0° 01' 47.2"2.03 miWest0° 21' 43.6"24.89 miNorth24.97 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at 17:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 59' North, Longitude: 47° 01' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.95 meters/second, 1519.0 km/hour, 943.9 miles/hour or 820.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.73 miWest0° 00' 02.5"0.05 miSouth15.73 mi
1 hour14° 30' 51.4"943.59 miWest0° 02' 39.6"3.05 miSouth943.72 mi
24 hours11° 37' 50.9"756.21 miEast1° 29' 27.8"102.56 miSouth766.58 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Machu Picchu PuebloWed 12:02 PM278 km173 miles150 nmSouth S
CobijaWed 1:02 PM364 km226 miles197 nmEast E
Rio BrancoWed 1:02 PM473 km294 miles255 nmEast E
LimaWed 12:02 PM562 km349 miles304 nmWest-southwest WSW
ArequipaWed 12:02 PM636 km395 miles343 nmSouth S
RiberaltaWed 1:02 PM659 km410 miles356 nmEast E
La PazWed 1:02 PM773 km480 miles417 nmSouth-southeast SSE
SucreWed 1:02 PM1179 km733 miles637 nmSoutheast SE
GuayaquilWed 12:02 PM1274 km792 miles688 nmNorthwest NW
QuitoWed 12:02 PM1358 km844 miles733 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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