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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 Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 19:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 44' South, Longitude: 118° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.86 meters/second, 1540.3 km/hour, 957.1 miles/hour or 831.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.95 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.00 minorth15.95 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.9"956.68 miwest0° 00' 15.5"0.30 minorth956.69 mi
24 hours0° 06' 46.4"7.21 mieast0° 06' 25.9"7.38 minorth10.32 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 19:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 50' South, Longitude: 132° 32' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.70 meters/second, 1615.3 km/hour, 1003.7 miles/hour or 872.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.73 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.73 mi
1 hour14° 31' 36.7"1003.60 miwest0° 11' 37.5"13.31 misouth1003.60 mi
24 hours11° 34' 18.9"799.46 mieast4° 36' 04.6"316.17 misouth857.43 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Easter Island *Thu 2:58 PM1026 km638 miles554 nmEast-southeast ESE
AdamstownThu 11:58 AM1228 km763 miles663 nmWest-southwest WSW
PapeeteThu 9:58 AM3312 km2058 miles1788 nmWest W
Galapagos IslandsThu 1:58 PM3935 km2445 miles2125 nmNortheast NE
RarotongaThu 9:58 AM4272 km2654 miles2307 nmWest W
LimaThu 2:58 PM4526 km2812 miles2444 nmEast E
Santiago *Thu 4:58 PM4787 km2975 miles2585 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoThu 2:58 PM4976 km3092 miles2687 nmEast-northeast ENE
KiritimatiFri 9:58 AM5033 km3127 miles2718 nmWest-northwest WNW
Mexico CityThu 1:58 PM5109 km3175 miles2759 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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