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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 8:30:00 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 20:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 30' South, Longitude: 124° 10' West

The ground speed is currently 442.45 meters/second, 1592.8 kilometres/hour, 989.7 miles/hour or 860.0 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"16.50 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miNorth16.50 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.1"989.47 miWest0° 00' 41.5"0.79 miNorth989.50 mi
24 hours0° 02' 14.3"2.46 miEast0° 16' 47.2"19.24 miNorth19.40 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 20:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 55' South, Longitude: 126° 14' West

The ground speed is currently 434.40 meters/second, 1563.9 kilometres/hour, 971.7 miles/hour or 844.4 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' 24.5"16.19 miWest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 miNorth16.20 mi
1 hour14° 24' 35.6"971.58 miWest0° 09' 38.5"11.05 miNorth971.95 mi
24 hours13° 53' 25.8"936.56 miEast4° 12' 13.9"288.94 miNorth986.81 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
AdamstownThu 12:30 PM1039 km646 miles561 nmSouthwest SW
Easter Island *Thu 3:30 PM1858 km1154 miles1003 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteThu 10:30 AM2695 km1675 miles1455 nmWest W
RarotongaThu 10:30 AM3756 km2334 miles2028 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsThu 2:30 PM4205 km2613 miles2270 nmEast-northeast ENE
KiritimatiFri 10:30 AM4222 km2624 miles2280 nmWest-northwest WNW
AlofiThu 9:30 AM4827 km3000 miles2607 nmWest W
Mexico CityThu 2:30 PM4917 km3055 miles2655 nmNortheast NE
LimaThu 3:30 PM5097 km3167 miles2752 nmEast E
Apia *Fri 10:30 AM5107 km3174 miles2758 nmWest W

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