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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° 35' 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"956.75 miwest0° 00' 15.5"0.30 minorth956.76 mi
24 hours0° 06' 46.4"7.21 mieast0° 06' 26.0"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° 51' South, Longitude: 132° 16' 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"1003.67 miwest0° 11' 37.5"13.31 misouth1003.67 mi
24 hours11° 34' 20.2"799.54 mieast4° 36' 04.2"316.19 misouth857.51 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 PM1051 km653 miles568 nmEast-southeast ESE
AdamstownThu 11:58 AM1200 km746 miles648 nmWest-southwest WSW
PapeeteThu 9:58 AM3284 km2040 miles1773 nmWest W
Galapagos IslandsThu 1:58 PM3959 km2460 miles2137 nmEast-northeast ENE
RarotongaThu 9:58 AM4243 km2637 miles2291 nmWest W
LimaThu 2:58 PM4554 km2830 miles2459 nmEast E
Santiago *Thu 4:58 PM4813 km2991 miles2599 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoThu 2:58 PM5002 km3108 miles2701 nmEast-northeast ENE
KiritimatiFri 9:58 AM5008 km3112 miles2704 nmWest-northwest WNW
Mexico CityThu 1:58 PM5121 km3182 miles2765 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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