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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 = 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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 is currently 434.68 meters/second, 1564.8 kilometres/hour, 972.3 miles/hour or 844.9 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"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 is currently 445.31 meters/second, 1603.1 kilometres/hour, 996.1 miles/hour or 865.6 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' 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 Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Iquique *Sat 2:00 PM234 km146 miles126 nmEast E
Antofagasta *Sat 2:00 PM409 km254 miles221 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ArequipaSat 12:00 Noon457 km284 miles247 nmNorth-northeast NNE
La PazSat 1:00 PM626 km389 miles338 nmNortheast NE
CochabambaSat 1:00 PM738 km458 miles398 nmEast-northeast ENE
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
Santa CruzSat 1:00 PM1012 km629 miles546 nmEast-northeast ENE
TucumánSat 2:00 PM1016 km631 miles548 nmSoutheast SE

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