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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 = Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 5:00:00 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 Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 17:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 27' South, Longitude: 72° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.68 meters/second, 1564.8 km/hour, 972.3 miles/hour or 844.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.21 miWest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 miNorth16.21 mi
1 hour14° 59' 48.3"972.00 miWest0° 00' 31.0"0.59 miNorth972.03 mi
24 hours0° 04' 35.3"4.96 miEast0° 12' 34.1"14.41 miNorth15.24 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 18, 2014 at 17:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 34' North, Longitude: 133° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.31 meters/second, 1603.1 km/hour, 996.1 miles/hour or 865.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.6"16.60 miWest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 miSouth16.60 mi
1 hour14° 33' 41.7"996.02 miWest0° 09' 00.0"10.31 miSouth996.26 mi
24 hours10° 28' 29.1"716.49 miEast3° 45' 03.0"257.75 miSouth764.27 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Iquique *Sat 2:00 PM234 km146 miles126 nmEast E
ArequipaSat 12:00 Noon457 km284 miles247 nmNorth-northeast NNE
La PazSat 1:00 PM626 km389 miles338 nmNortheast NE
SucreSat 1:00 PM762 km474 miles412 nmEast E
Machu Picchu PuebloSat 12:00 Noon808 km502 miles436 nmNorth N
SaltaSat 2:00 PM862 km536 miles466 nmSoutheast SE
TucumánSat 2:00 PM1016 km631 miles548 nmSoutheast SE
LimaSat 12:00 Noon1054 km655 miles569 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Rio BrancoSat 12:00 Noon1258 km782 miles679 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MendozaSat 2:00 PM1422 km884 miles768 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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