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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 5:30:00 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 Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 17:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 82° 56' 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' 14.5"0.28 miNorth7.88 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 17:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 55' North, Longitude: 145° 07' East

The ground speed is currently 442.09 meters/second, 1591.5 kilometres/hour, 988.9 miles/hour or 859.4 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' 30.9"988.80 miWest0° 08' 20.2"9.55 miSouth989.08 mi
24 hours10° 31' 11.1"714.52 miEast3° 31' 51.1"242.66 miSouth758.18 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
LimaSat 12:30 PM1405 km873 miles759 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santiago *Sat 2:30 PM1633 km1015 miles882 nmSoutheast SE
La PazSat 1:30 PM1727 km1073 miles932 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreSat 1:30 PM1896 km1178 miles1024 nmEast-northeast ENE
CórdobaSat 2:30 PM2049 km1273 miles1107 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoSat 12:30 PM2190 km1361 miles1183 nmNortheast NE
GuayaquilSat 12:30 PM2371 km1473 miles1280 nmNorth N
Asuncion *Sat 2:30 PM2570 km1597 miles1388 nmEast E
Galapagos IslandsSat 11:30 AM2595 km1613 miles1401 nmNorth-northwest NNW
QuitoSat 12:30 PM2612 km1623 miles1411 nmNorth N

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