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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 = Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 4:56:00 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 Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 16:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 35' South, Longitude: 71° 06' West

The ground speed is currently 437.10 meters/second, 1573.6 kilometres/hour, 977.8 miles/hour or 849.7 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"16.30 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miNorth16.30 mi
1 hour14° 59' 50.0"977.45 miWest0° 00' 34.7"0.66 miNorth977.48 mi
24 hours0° 03' 50.9"4.18 miEast0° 14' 03.4"16.12 miNorth16.65 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 22, 2014 at 16:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 13' South, Longitude: 176° 54' East

The ground speed is currently 445.97 meters/second, 1605.5 kilometres/hour, 997.6 miles/hour or 866.9 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' 32.2"16.63 miWest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 miSouth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 32' 07.6"997.47 miWest0° 09' 47.0"11.21 miSouth997.35 mi
24 hours348° 35' 09.2"783.28 miWest3° 46' 18.0"259.21 miSouth821.42 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 *Wed 1:56 PM121 km75 miles65 nmSoutheast SE
Arica *Wed 1:56 PM146 km91 miles79 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ArequipaWed 11:56 AM355 km220 miles192 nmNorth N
Antofagasta *Wed 1:56 PM456 km283 miles246 nmSouth S
La PazWed 12:56 PM463 km287 miles250 nmNortheast NE
CochabambaWed 12:56 PM575 km357 miles310 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreWed 12:56 PM616 km383 miles332 nmEast E
Machu Picchu PuebloWed 11:56 AM727 km452 miles393 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SaltaWed 1:56 PM822 km511 miles444 nmSoutheast SE
Santa CruzWed 12:56 PM858 km533 miles463 nmEast-northeast ENE

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