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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 = Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 5:20:00 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 Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 17:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 80° 26' West

The ground speed is currently 425.65 meters/second, 1532.3 kilometres/hour, 952.1 miles/hour or 827.4 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° 14' 59.7"15.87 miWest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 miNorth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.4"951.72 miWest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 miNorth951.72 mi
24 hours0° 07' 26.7"7.88 miEast0° 00' 14.4"0.27 miNorth7.88 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 17:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 57' North, Longitude: 147° 32' East

The ground speed is currently 442.06 meters/second, 1591.4 kilometres/hour, 988.9 miles/hour or 859.3 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' 33.4"16.48 miWest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 miSouth16.48 mi
1 hour14° 33' 30.7"988.72 miWest0° 08' 19.6"9.54 miSouth989.00 mi
24 hours10° 31' 14.4"714.53 miEast3° 31' 41.2"242.47 miSouth758.13 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
Antofagasta *Sat 2:20 PM1024 km636 miles553 nmEast E
LimaSat 12:20 PM1309 km814 miles707 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santiago *Sat 2:20 PM1463 km909 miles790 nmSoutheast SE
La PazSat 1:20 PM1497 km930 miles808 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreSat 1:20 PM1647 km1023 miles889 nmEast-northeast ENE
CórdobaSat 2:20 PM1830 km1137 miles988 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoSat 12:20 PM2004 km1245 miles1082 nmNortheast NE
Asuncion *Sat 2:20 PM2319 km1441 miles1252 nmEast E
GuayaquilSat 12:20 PM2349 km1459 miles1268 nmNorth N
Buenos AiresSat 2:20 PM2471 km1535 miles1334 nmSoutheast SE

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