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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 18, 2013 at 17:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 24' South, Longitude: 83° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.84 meters/second, 1565.4 km/hour, 972.7 miles/hour or 845.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.21 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 minorth16.21 mi
1 hour14° 59' 48.4"972.43 miwest0° 00' 31.1"0.60 minorth972.46 mi
24 hours0° 04' 33.4"4.93 mieast0° 12' 40.8"14.54 minorth15.35 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 18, 2013 at 17:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 15' North, Longitude: 1° 20' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.49 meters/second, 1582.2 km/hour, 983.1 miles/hour or 854.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.39 miwest0° 00' 08.8"0.17 minorth16.39 mi
1 hour14° 32' 28.9"983.01 miwest0° 08' 53.6"10.19 minorth982.79 mi
24 hours11° 03' 13.8"747.29 mieast3° 15' 09.6"223.63 minorth775.24 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaFri 12:44 PM1161 km721 miles627 nmNortheast NE
La PazFri 1:44 PM1692 km1052 miles914 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreFri 1:44 PM1931 km1200 miles1043 nmEast E
Santiago *Fri 2:44 PM1932 km1200 miles1043 nmSoutheast SE
Rio BrancoFri 1:44 PM2051 km1274 miles1107 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuayaquilFri 12:44 PM2052 km1275 miles1108 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Galapagos IslandsFri 11:44 AM2252 km1400 miles1216 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CórdobaFri 2:44 PM2295 km1426 miles1239 nmSoutheast SE
QuitoFri 12:44 PM2299 km1429 miles1242 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Easter Island *Fri 12:44 PM2717 km1688 miles1467 nmWest-southwest WSW
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