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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 6:20:00 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 18:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 95° 25' 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' 00.1"0.00 miNorth951.72 mi
24 hours0° 07' 26.7"7.88 miEast0° 00' 15.5"0.30 miNorth7.88 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 21, 2013 at 18:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 49' North, Longitude: 132° 59' East

The ground speed is currently 442.27 meters/second, 1592.2 kilometres/hour, 989.3 miles/hour or 859.7 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"16.49 miWest0° 00' 08.4"0.16 miSouth16.49 mi
1 hour14° 33' 32.0"989.20 miWest0° 08' 22.5"9.59 miSouth989.48 mi
24 hours10° 30' 54.6"714.49 miEast3° 32' 39.7"243.59 miSouth758.41 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
Easter Island *Sat 1:20 PM1458 km906 miles787 nmWest-southwest WSW
LimaSat 1:20 PM2317 km1440 miles1251 nmEast-northeast ENE
Galapagos IslandsSat 12:20 PM2571 km1598 miles1388 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santiago *Sat 3:20 PM2659 km1652 miles1436 nmEast-southeast ESE
La PazSat 2:20 PM2952 km1834 miles1594 nmEast E
QuitoSat 1:20 PM3153 km1959 miles1702 nmNortheast NE
SucreSat 2:20 PM3163 km1965 miles1708 nmEast E
CórdobaSat 3:20 PM3201 km1989 miles1728 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoSat 1:20 PM3289 km2044 miles1776 nmEast-northeast ENE
AdamstownSat 10:20 AM3517 km2185 miles1899 nmWest W

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