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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.

March Equinox 2010

Map showing day and night parts of the world

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 17:31:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 0° 00' North
Longitude: 81° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.93 meters/second, 1670.1 km/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.0"1037.85 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.85 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.0"5.13 miwest0° 23' 42.4"27.15 minorth27.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 17:31:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 09' North
Longitude: 28° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 411.37 meters/second, 1480.9 km/hour, 920.2 miles/hour or 799.6 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.7"15.34 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 minorth15.34 mi
1 hour14° 27' 37.4"919.82 miwest0° 06' 02.4"6.93 minorth919.50 mi
24 hours13° 17' 29.6"845.52 mieast1° 48' 41.1"124.68 minorth848.86 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Santo Domingo (Ecuador)Sat 12:31 PM223 km139 miles121 nmEast E
GuayaquilSat 12:31 PM283 km176 miles153 nmSouth-southeast SSE
QuitoSat 12:31 PM298 km185 miles161 nmEast E
CaliSat 12:31 PM641 km398 miles346 nmNortheast NE
MedellinSat 12:31 PM927 km576 miles501 nmNortheast NE
BogotaSat 12:31 PM939 km584 miles507 nmEast-northeast ENE
Galapagos IslandsSat 11:31 AM944 km587 miles510 nmWest W
PanamaSat 12:31 PM1011 km628 miles546 nmNorth N
San JoseSat 11:31 AM1145 km712 miles618 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LimaSat 12:31 PM1409 km876 miles761 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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