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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 = Friday, January 31, 2014 at 6:30:00 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).

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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, January 31, 2014 at 18:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 15' South, Longitude: 94° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.07 meters/second, 1595.0 km/hour, 991.1 miles/hour or 861.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.52 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miNorth16.52 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.5"990.86 miWest0° 00' 42.2"0.81 miNorth990.89 mi
24 hours0° 02' 02.9"2.26 miEast0° 17' 03.8"19.56 miNorth19.69 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 31, 2014 at 18:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 05' South, Longitude: 83° 29' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.73 meters/second, 1586.6 km/hour, 985.9 miles/hour or 856.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.9"16.43 miWest0° 00' 11.1"0.21 miNorth16.43 mi
1 hour14° 25' 54.6"985.76 miWest0° 11' 11.3"12.82 miNorth986.10 mi
24 hours13° 21' 35.0"912.54 miEast4° 39' 25.5"320.02 miNorth971.66 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsFri 12:30 PM1875 km1165 miles1012 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Easter Island *Fri 1:30 PM1906 km1185 miles1029 nmSouthwest SW
LimaFri 1:30 PM1928 km1198 miles1041 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuayaquilFri 1:30 PM2277 km1415 miles1230 nmNortheast NE
QuitoFri 1:30 PM2545 km1581 miles1374 nmNortheast NE
La PazFri 2:30 PM2770 km1721 miles1495 nmEast E
Santiago *Fri 3:30 PM2953 km1835 miles1594 nmSoutheast SE
Rio BrancoFri 1:30 PM2955 km1836 miles1596 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreFri 2:30 PM3058 km1900 miles1651 nmEast E
San JoseFri 12:30 PM3203 km1990 miles1729 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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