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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

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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 17:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 24' South, Longitude: 86° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.21 meters/second, 1584.7 km/hour, 984.7 miles/hour or 855.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.41 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth16.41 mi
1 hour14° 59' 52.5"984.50 miwest0° 00' 38.9"0.74 minorth984.53 mi
24 hours0° 02' 53.7"3.17 mieast0° 15' 42.9"18.01 minorth18.29 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, January 27, 2015 at 17:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 33' North, Longitude: 6° 39' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.44 meters/second, 1567.6 km/hour, 974.0 miles/hour or 846.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.8"16.23 miwest0° 00' 07.4"0.14 minorth16.24 mi
1 hour14° 28' 54.8"973.93 miwest0° 07' 19.2"8.39 minorth973.72 mi
24 hours12° 25' 55.3"836.11 mieast2° 31' 57.3"174.14 minorth849.42 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaTue 12:56 PM1199 km745 miles648 nmNortheast NE
GuayaquilTue 12:56 PM1914 km1189 miles1033 nmNorth-northeast NNE
La PazTue 1:56 PM1919 km1192 miles1036 nmEast E
Galapagos IslandsTue 11:56 AM1973 km1226 miles1065 nmNorth-northwest NNW
QuitoTue 12:56 PM2174 km1351 miles1174 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio BrancoTue 12:56 PM2180 km1354 miles1177 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreTue 1:56 PM2197 km1365 miles1186 nmEast E
Santiago *Tue 2:56 PM2267 km1409 miles1224 nmSoutheast SE
Easter Island *Tue 12:56 PM2568 km1595 miles1386 nmWest-southwest WSW
CórdobaTue 2:56 PM2635 km1637 miles1423 nmSoutheast SE
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