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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 = Thursday, January 2, 2014 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).

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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 18:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 52' South, Longitude: 93° 58' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.45 meters/second, 1538.8 km/hour, 956.2 miles/hour or 830.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.94 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miNorth15.94 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.5"955.77 miWest0° 00' 14.0"0.27 miNorth955.79 mi
24 hours0° 06' 55.5"7.36 miEast0° 05' 50.6"6.70 miNorth9.96 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 18:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 04' South, Longitude: 75° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.09 meters/second, 1548.3 km/hour, 962.1 miles/hour or 836.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.9"16.03 miWest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 miNorth16.04 mi
1 hour14° 24' 02.3"961.91 miWest0° 08' 19.8"9.55 miNorth962.27 mi
24 hours14° 03' 16.0"938.80 miEast3° 45' 03.0"257.85 miNorth980.85 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Easter Island *Thu 1:20 PM1620 km1006 miles875 nmWest-southwest WSW
LimaThu 1:20 PM2156 km1340 miles1164 nmEast-northeast ENE
Galapagos IslandsThu 12:20 PM2476 km1538 miles1337 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santiago *Thu 3:20 PM2563 km1593 miles1384 nmEast-southeast ESE
La PazThu 2:20 PM2794 km1736 miles1509 nmEast E
SucreThu 2:20 PM3010 km1870 miles1625 nmEast E
QuitoThu 1:20 PM3012 km1872 miles1627 nmNortheast NE
CórdobaThu 3:20 PM3089 km1919 miles1668 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoThu 1:20 PM3127 km1943 miles1688 nmEast-northeast ENE
AdamstownThu 10:20 AM3676 km2284 miles1985 nmWest W

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