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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 28, 2013 at 5:40:00 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 28, 2013 at 17:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 15' South, Longitude: 84° 34' West

The ground speed is currently 426.27 meters/second, 1534.6 kilometres/hour, 953.5 miles/hour or 828.6 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"15.89 miWest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 miNorth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.7"953.11 miWest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 miNorth953.12 mi
24 hours0° 07' 18.0"7.74 miEast0° 03' 31.9"4.05 miNorth8.73 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 17:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 43' South, Longitude: 138° 45' West

The ground speed is currently 430.13 meters/second, 1548.5 kilometres/hour, 962.2 miles/hour or 836.1 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' 26.8"16.04 miWest0° 00' 07.1"0.14 miSouth16.04 mi
1 hour14° 26' 44.5"961.89 miWest0° 07' 05.4"8.12 miSouth961.65 mi
24 hours13° 43' 24.3"913.81 miEast2° 23' 25.5"164.38 miSouth922.93 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 12:40 PM1472 km915 miles795 nmNortheast NE
Santiago *Sat 2:40 PM1768 km1099 miles955 nmSoutheast SE
La PazSat 1:40 PM1873 km1164 miles1012 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreSat 1:40 PM2056 km1278 miles1110 nmEast E
CórdobaSat 2:40 PM2206 km1371 miles1191 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoSat 12:40 PM2308 km1434 miles1246 nmNortheast NE
GuayaquilSat 12:40 PM2381 km1479 miles1285 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Easter Island *Sat 12:40 PM2529 km1572 miles1366 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsSat 11:40 AM2531 km1573 miles1367 nmNorth-northwest NNW
QuitoSat 12:40 PM2630 km1634 miles1420 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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