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Day and Night World Map

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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

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 16:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 21' South
Longitude: 71° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.73 meters/second, 1575.8 km/hour, 979.2 miles/hour or 850.9 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.32 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth16.32 mi
1 hour14° 59' 50.5"978.94 miwest0° 00' 35.5"0.68 minorth978.97 mi
24 hours0° 03' 39.5"3.98 mieast0° 14' 25.0"16.53 minorth17.00 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 23, 2014 at 16:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 10° 60' South
Longitude: 171° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.57 meters/second, 1586.1 km/hour, 985.5 miles/hour or 856.4 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.43 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 misouth16.43 mi
1 hour14° 30' 40.1"985.42 miwest0° 08' 57.4"10.26 misouth985.22 mi
24 hours12° 04' 17.4"819.77 mieast3° 20' 24.6"229.62 misouth846.40 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Arica *Thu 1:56 PM140 km87 miles76 nmNortheast NE
Iquique *Thu 1:56 PM154 km96 miles83 nmSoutheast SE
ArequipaThu 11:56 AM325 km202 miles175 nmNorth N
La PazThu 12:56 PM460 km286 miles249 nmNortheast NE
SucreThu 12:56 PM637 km396 miles344 nmEast E
SaltaThu 1:56 PM857 km532 miles463 nmSoutheast SE
LimaThu 11:56 AM1013 km629 miles547 nmNorthwest NW
Rio BrancoThu 11:56 AM1102 km685 miles595 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CórdobaThu 1:56 PM1517 km943 miles819 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Asuncion *Thu 1:56 PM1553 km965 miles839 nmEast-southeast ESE
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