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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 = Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 5:30:00 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 Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 17:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 13' South, Longitude: 85° 16' West

The ground speed is currently 462.68 meters/second, 1665.6 kilometres/hour, 1035.0 miles/hour or 899.4 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° 15' 00.1"17.25 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.25 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.5"1034.97 miWest0° 00' 57.9"1.11 miSouth1034.96 mi
24 hours0° 04' 34.3"5.26 miWest0° 23' 08.0"26.50 miSouth27.01 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 17:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 13' South, Longitude: 101° 16' West

The ground speed is currently 449.19 meters/second, 1617.1 kilometres/hour, 1004.8 miles/hour or 873.1 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' 31.6"16.75 miWest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 miSouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 41.6"1004.70 miWest0° 10' 54.5"12.49 miSouth1004.74 mi
24 hours11° 30' 10.1"795.48 miEast4° 20' 54.1"298.78 miSouth848.43 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
Galapagos IslandsThu 11:30 AM606 km376 miles327 nmNorthwest NW
GuayaquilThu 12:30 PM637 km396 miles344 nmEast-northeast ENE
PortoviejoThu 12:30 PM640 km398 miles346 nmEast-northeast ENE
LojaThu 12:30 PM674 km419 miles364 nmEast E
CuencaThu 12:30 PM711 km442 miles384 nmEast-northeast ENE
TrujilloThu 12:30 PM814 km506 miles439 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoThu 12:30 PM872 km542 miles471 nmEast-northeast ENE
LimaThu 12:30 PM1254 km779 miles677 nmSoutheast SE
CaliThu 12:30 PM1291 km802 miles697 nmNortheast NE
San JoseThu 11:30 AM1571 km976 miles848 nmNorth N

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