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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 31, 2013 at 18:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 10' South, Longitude: 96° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.24 meters/second, 1595.6 km/hour, 991.5 miles/hour or 861.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.53 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.53 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.7"991.31 miwest0° 00' 42.4"0.81 minorth991.34 mi
24 hours0° 01' 58.0"2.17 mieast0° 17' 08.0"19.64 minorth19.76 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 18:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 57' South, Longitude: 133° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.46 meters/second, 1607.2 km/hour, 998.7 miles/hour or 867.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"16.64 miwest0° 00' 11.3"0.22 misouth16.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 51.9"998.63 miwest0° 11' 20.5"12.99 misouth998.54 mi
24 hours11° 52' 32.9"817.10 mieast4° 23' 29.3"301.81 misouth867.25 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 1:40 PM1686 km1048 miles910 nmSouthwest SW
Galapagos IslandsThu 12:40 PM1970 km1224 miles1064 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LimaThu 1:40 PM2212 km1375 miles1195 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuayaquilThu 1:40 PM2489 km1547 miles1344 nmNortheast NE
QuitoThu 1:40 PM2753 km1711 miles1486 nmNortheast NE
La PazThu 2:40 PM3064 km1904 miles1655 nmEast E
Santiago *Thu 3:40 PM3181 km1977 miles1718 nmSoutheast SE
Rio BrancoThu 2:40 PM3242 km2015 miles1751 nmEast E
San JoseThu 12:40 PM3313 km2059 miles1789 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SucreThu 2:40 PM3351 km2082 miles1809 nmEast E
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