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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 = Thursday, October 31, 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).

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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 17:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 19' South, Longitude: 86° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.52 meters/second, 1618.3 km/hour, 1005.5 miles/hour or 873.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.76 miWest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 miSouth16.76 mi
1 hour15° 00' 01.2"1005.37 miWest0° 00' 48.1"0.92 miSouth1005.34 mi
24 hours0° 00' 22.1"0.41 miWest0° 19' 10.6"21.98 miSouth21.98 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 17:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 54' South, Longitude: 121° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.97 meters/second, 1612.7 km/hour, 1002.1 miles/hour or 870.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.70 miWest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 miSouth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 31' 08.4"1001.96 miWest0° 10' 49.7"12.40 miSouth1001.93 mi
24 hours11° 48' 34.8"815.00 miEast4° 15' 55.3"293.10 miSouth863.45 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaThu 12:30 PM1066 km662 miles575 nmEast-northeast ENE
Galapagos IslandsThu 11:30 AM1521 km945 miles821 nmNorth-northwest NNW
GuayaquilThu 12:30 PM1528 km950 miles825 nmNorth-northeast NNE
QuitoThu 12:30 PM1796 km1116 miles970 nmNorth-northeast NNE
La PazThu 1:30 PM1996 km1240 miles1078 nmEast E
Rio BrancoThu 1:30 PM2098 km1304 miles1133 nmEast E
SucreThu 1:30 PM2332 km1449 miles1259 nmEast-southeast ESE
BogotaThu 12:30 PM2508 km1558 miles1354 nmNortheast NE
Santiago *Thu 2:30 PM2660 km1653 miles1437 nmSoutheast SE
PanamaThu 12:30 PM2694 km1674 miles1455 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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