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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 = Friday, January 24, 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 Friday, January 24, 2014 at 16:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 06' South, Longitude: 70° 58' West

The ground speed is currently 438.37 meters/second, 1578.1 kilometres/hour, 980.6 miles/hour or 852.1 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' 59.9"16.34 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miNorth16.34 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.1"980.31 miWest0° 00' 36.4"0.70 miNorth980.34 mi
24 hours0° 03' 27.9"3.78 miEast0° 14' 46.0"16.93 miNorth17.35 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 24, 2014 at 16:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 20' South, Longitude: 159° 37' West

The ground speed is currently 433.97 meters/second, 1562.3 kilometres/hour, 970.8 miles/hour or 843.6 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' 28.8"16.18 miWest0° 00' 07.5"0.15 miSouth16.18 mi
1 hour14° 28' 50.8"970.51 miWest0° 07' 35.4"8.70 miSouth970.28 mi
24 hours12° 50' 41.4"860.90 miEast2° 40' 42.1"184.16 miSouth875.04 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 *Fri 1:56 PM97 km60 miles52 nmNortheast NE
Iquique *Fri 1:56 PM150 km93 miles81 nmSoutheast SE
ArequipaFri 11:56 AM305 km190 miles165 nmNorth-northwest NNW
La PazFri 12:56 PM416 km259 miles225 nmNortheast NE
Antofagasta *Fri 1:56 PM506 km315 miles273 nmSouth S
CochabambaFri 12:56 PM543 km337 miles293 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreFri 12:56 PM601 km373 miles324 nmEast E
Machu Picchu PuebloFri 11:56 AM679 km422 miles367 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Santa CruzFri 12:56 PM835 km519 miles451 nmEast E
SaltaFri 1:56 PM852 km529 miles460 nmSoutheast SE

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