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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 = Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 5:32:00 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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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 17:32:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 58' South, Longitude: 82° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.16 meters/second, 1537.8 km/hour, 955.5 miles/hour or 830.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.93 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miNorth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.3"955.11 miWest0° 00' 12.8"0.25 miNorth955.13 mi
24 hours0° 07' 01.2"7.46 miEast0° 05' 22.4"6.16 miNorth9.68 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 1, 2014 at 17:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 54' South, Longitude: 78° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.22 meters/second, 1523.6 km/hour, 946.7 miles/hour or 822.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 22.7"15.78 miWest0° 00' 05.2"0.10 miNorth15.78 mi
1 hour14° 22' 41.4"946.49 miWest0° 05' 21.6"6.14 miNorth946.75 mi
24 hours14° 41' 54.5"967.57 miEast2° 43' 16.1"187.12 miNorth992.39 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaWed 12:32 PM1320 km820 miles713 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santiago *Wed 2:32 PM1612 km1002 miles871 nmSoutheast SE
La PazWed 1:32 PM1626 km1010 miles878 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreWed 1:32 PM1801 km1119 miles972 nmEast E
CórdobaWed 2:32 PM2002 km1244 miles1081 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoWed 12:32 PM2090 km1299 miles1129 nmNortheast NE
GuayaquilWed 12:32 PM2308 km1434 miles1246 nmNorth N
Asuncion *Wed 2:32 PM2495 km1550 miles1347 nmEast E
QuitoWed 12:32 PM2545 km1582 miles1374 nmNorth N
Galapagos IslandsWed 11:32 AM2573 km1599 miles1389 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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