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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 = Thursday, January 2, 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 17:32:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 52' South, Longitude: 81° 58' West

The ground speed is currently 427.44 meters/second, 1538.8 kilometres/hour, 956.2 miles/hour or 830.9 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"15.94 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miNorth15.94 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.5"955.75 miWest0° 00' 14.0"0.27 miNorth955.76 mi
24 hours0° 06' 55.8"7.36 miEast0° 05' 49.7"6.68 miNorth9.95 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 17:32:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 11' South, Longitude: 63° 54' West

The ground speed is currently 429.85 meters/second, 1547.4 kilometres/hour, 961.5 miles/hour or 835.6 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' 23.9"16.02 miWest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 miNorth16.03 mi
1 hour14° 23' 59.2"961.36 miWest0° 08' 14.8"9.45 miNorth961.71 mi
24 hours14° 04' 39.9"939.87 miEast3° 43' 24.1"255.96 miNorth981.41 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
LimaThu 12:32 PM1306 km811 miles705 nmNorth-northeast NNE
La PazThu 1:32 PM1611 km1001 miles870 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santiago *Thu 2:32 PM1612 km1002 miles870 nmSoutheast SE
SucreThu 1:32 PM1787 km1110 miles965 nmEast E
CórdobaThu 2:32 PM1997 km1241 miles1078 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoThu 12:32 PM2075 km1289 miles1120 nmNortheast NE
GuayaquilThu 12:32 PM2297 km1427 miles1240 nmNorth N
Asuncion *Thu 2:32 PM2485 km1544 miles1342 nmEast E
QuitoThu 12:32 PM2534 km1574 miles1368 nmNorth N
Galapagos IslandsThu 11:32 AM2567 km1595 miles1386 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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