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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 = 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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 is currently 437.73 meters/second, 1575.8 kilometres/hour, 979.2 miles/hour or 850.9 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"16.32 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 is currently 440.58 meters/second, 1586.1 kilometres/hour, 985.5 miles/hour or 856.4 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' 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 Its Zenith

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

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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
Antofagasta *Thu 1:56 PM481 km299 miles260 nmSouth S
CochabambaThu 12:56 PM558 km347 miles301 nmEast-northeast ENE
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
Santa CruzThu 12:56 PM846 km526 miles457 nmEast E

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