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Day and Night World Map

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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.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 18:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 36' South
Longitude: 96° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.28 meters/second, 1563.4 km/hour, 971.4 miles/hour or 844.2 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.19 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 minorth16.19 mi
1 hour14° 59' 47.8"971.17 miwest0° 00' 30.2"0.58 minorth971.20 mi
24 hours0° 04' 44.4"5.12 mieast0° 12' 18.7"14.12 minorth15.02 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 18:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 8° 33' North
Longitude: 24° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.71 meters/second, 1601.0 km/hour, 994.8 miles/hour or 864.4 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.58 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 minorth16.58 mi
1 hour14° 32' 28.6"994.73 miwest0° 10' 12.7"11.70 minorth994.58 mi
24 hours10° 59' 50.9"752.33 mieast3° 49' 53.6"263.37 minorth793.00 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 1:36 PM1472 km915 miles795 nmWest-southwest WSW
LimaThu 1:36 PM2302 km1430 miles1243 nmEast-northeast ENE
Galapagos IslandsThu 12:36 PM2312 km1436 miles1248 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santiago *Thu 3:36 PM2938 km1825 miles1586 nmSoutheast SE
QuitoThu 1:36 PM3000 km1864 miles1620 nmNortheast NE
La PazThu 2:36 PM3047 km1893 miles1645 nmEast E
SucreThu 2:36 PM3294 km2047 miles1779 nmEast E
Rio BrancoThu 2:36 PM3311 km2057 miles1788 nmEast-northeast ENE
AdamstownThu 10:36 AM3455 km2147 miles1865 nmWest-southwest WSW
CórdobaThu 3:36 PM3456 km2147 miles1866 nmEast-southeast ESE
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