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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 6:30:00 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).

= 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 18:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 52' South, Longitude: 96° 28' West

The ground speed is currently 427.46 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"955.78 miWest0° 00' 14.0"0.27 miNorth955.79 mi
24 hours0° 06' 55.5"7.36 miEast0° 05' 50.8"6.70 miNorth9.96 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 18:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 03' South, Longitude: 77° 49' West

The ground speed is currently 430.15 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' 23.9"16.04 miWest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 miNorth16.04 mi
1 hour14° 24' 03.0"962.03 miWest0° 08' 20.7"9.56 miNorth962.39 mi
24 hours14° 02' 58.6"938.57 miEast3° 45' 23.3"258.24 miNorth980.74 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
Easter Island *Thu 1:30 PM1380 km858 miles745 nmWest-southwest WSW
LimaThu 1:30 PM2381 km1479 miles1285 nmEast-northeast ENE
Galapagos IslandsThu 12:30 PM2541 km1579 miles1372 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santiago *Thu 3:30 PM2782 km1729 miles1502 nmEast-southeast ESE
La PazThu 2:30 PM3047 km1893 miles1645 nmEast E
QuitoThu 1:30 PM3171 km1970 miles1712 nmNortheast NE
SucreThu 2:30 PM3266 km2029 miles1764 nmEast E
CórdobaThu 3:30 PM3323 km2065 miles1794 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoThu 1:30 PM3365 km2091 miles1817 nmEast-northeast ENE
AdamstownThu 10:30 AM3424 km2128 miles1849 nmWest W

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