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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 Friday, January 11, 2013 at 18:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 41' South, Longitude: 98° 58' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.09 meters/second, 1551.9 km/hour, 964.3 miles/hour or 838.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.07 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 minorth16.07 mi
1 hour14° 59' 45.3"963.94 miwest0° 00' 24.1"0.46 minorth963.96 mi
24 hours0° 05' 46.0"6.18 mieast0° 09' 53.6"11.35 minorth12.92 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 11, 2013 at 18:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 34' South, Longitude: 100° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.72 meters/second, 1529.0 km/hour, 950.1 miles/hour or 825.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.1"15.83 miwest0° 00' 07.4"0.14 minorth15.83 mi
1 hour14° 24' 10.2"949.83 miwest0° 07' 27.3"8.55 minorth950.20 mi
24 hours13° 58' 01.9"921.12 mieast3° 28' 14.9"238.65 minorth959.49 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 *Fri 1:44 PM1209 km751 miles653 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsFri 12:44 PM2514 km1562 miles1357 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LimaFri 1:44 PM2564 km1593 miles1384 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santiago *Fri 3:44 PM3069 km1907 miles1657 nmEast-southeast ESE
AdamstownFri 10:44 AM3198 km1987 miles1727 nmWest-southwest WSW
QuitoFri 1:44 PM3251 km2020 miles1755 nmNortheast NE
La PazFri 2:44 PM3289 km2044 miles1776 nmEast E
SucreFri 2:44 PM3524 km2190 miles1903 nmEast E
Rio BrancoFri 2:44 PM3569 km2218 miles1927 nmEast-northeast ENE
CórdobaFri 3:44 PM3614 km2246 miles1951 nmEast-southeast ESE
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