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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 = Friday, December 27, 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 Friday, December 27, 2013 at 17:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 18' South, Longitude: 82° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.10 meters/second, 1534.0 km/hour, 953.2 miles/hour or 828.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.89 miWest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 miNorth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.6"952.74 miWest0° 00' 07.1"0.14 miNorth952.75 mi
24 hours0° 07' 20.7"7.78 miEast0° 03' 03.6"3.51 miNorth8.54 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 27, 2013 at 17:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 29' South, Longitude: 149° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.37 meters/second, 1574.5 km/hour, 978.4 miles/hour or 850.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.9"16.31 miWest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 miSouth16.31 mi
1 hour14° 28' 57.4"978.13 miWest0° 08' 48.4"10.09 miSouth977.91 mi
24 hours12° 50' 02.2"866.81 miEast3° 13' 14.9"221.43 miSouth888.97 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaFri 12:30 PM1358 km844 miles733 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santiago *Fri 2:30 PM1592 km989 miles860 nmSoutheast SE
La PazFri 1:30 PM1651 km1026 miles891 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreFri 1:30 PM1818 km1130 miles982 nmEast-northeast ENE
CórdobaFri 2:30 PM1992 km1238 miles1075 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoFri 12:30 PM2123 km1319 miles1146 nmNortheast NE
GuayaquilFri 12:30 PM2345 km1457 miles1266 nmNorth N
Asuncion *Fri 2:30 PM2498 km1552 miles1349 nmEast E
QuitoFri 12:30 PM2583 km1605 miles1395 nmNorth N
Galapagos IslandsFri 11:30 AM2604 km1618 miles1406 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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