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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 = Thursday, January 23, 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).

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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 Latitude: 19° 21' South, Longitude: 71° 02' 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"978.87 miWest0° 00' 35.5"0.68 miNorth978.90 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 Latitude: 10° 60' South, Longitude: 171° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.58 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"16.42 miWest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 miSouth16.43 mi
1 hour14° 30' 40.2"985.36 miWest0° 08' 57.4"10.26 miSouth985.16 mi
24 hours12° 04' 15.4"819.68 miEast3° 20' 26.1"229.64 miSouth846.32 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 PM121 km75 miles66 nmNortheast NE
Iquique *Thu 1:56 PM133 km83 miles72 nmSoutheast SE
ArequipaThu 11:56 AM330 km205 miles178 nmNorth N
La PazThu 12:56 PM439 km273 miles237 nmNortheast NE
SucreThu 12:56 PM607 km377 miles328 nmEast E
Machu Picchu PuebloThu 11:56 AM703 km437 miles380 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SaltaThu 1:56 PM836 km520 miles452 nmSoutheast SE
CobijaThu 12:56 PM952 km592 miles514 nmNorth-northeast NNE
TucumánThu 1:56 PM1020 km634 miles551 nmSoutheast SE
LimaThu 11:56 AM1031 km641 miles557 nmNorthwest NW

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