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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 30, 2014 at 5:20:00 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 30, 2014 at 17:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 32' South, Longitude: 76° 40' West

The ground speed is currently 442.36 meters/second, 1592.5 kilometres/hour, 989.5 miles/hour or 859.9 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' 59.9"16.49 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miNorth16.49 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.0"989.27 miWest0° 00' 41.4"0.79 miNorth989.30 mi
24 hours0° 02' 15.8"2.49 miEast0° 16' 44.7"19.19 miNorth19.35 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 17:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 25' South, Longitude: 80° 37' West

The ground speed is currently 433.44 meters/second, 1560.4 kilometres/hour, 969.6 miles/hour or 842.5 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' 24.3"16.16 miWest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 miNorth16.16 mi
1 hour14° 24' 25.1"969.40 miWest0° 09' 21.4"10.72 miNorth969.78 mi
24 hours13° 57' 56.7"939.73 miEast4° 06' 45.6"282.68 miNorth988.21 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
ArequipaThu 12:20 PM561 km349 miles303 nmEast-northeast ENE
LimaThu 12:20 PM608 km378 miles328 nmNorth N
CallaoThu 12:20 PM611 km380 miles330 nmNorth N
Machu Picchu PuebloThu 12:20 PM658 km409 miles355 nmNortheast NE
La PazThu 1:20 PM916 km569 miles495 nmEast E
Antofagasta *Thu 2:20 PM940 km584 miles508 nmSoutheast SE
SucreThu 1:20 PM1217 km756 miles657 nmEast E
Rio BrancoThu 12:20 PM1270 km789 miles686 nmNortheast NE
GuayaquilThu 12:20 PM1731 km1076 miles935 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Santiago *Thu 2:20 PM1862 km1157 miles1005 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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