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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 20:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 09' South, Longitude: 118° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.28 meters/second, 1595.8 km/hour, 991.6 miles/hour or 861.7 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' 54.8"991.33 miwest0° 00' 42.4"0.81 minorth991.37 mi
24 hours0° 01' 57.2"2.15 mieast0° 17' 09.1"19.66 minorth19.77 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 31, 2013 at 20:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 14' South, Longitude: 112° 17' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.20 meters/second, 1606.3 km/hour, 998.1 miles/hour or 867.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.7"16.63 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 misouth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 30' 48.1"997.98 miwest0° 11' 18.4"12.95 misouth997.88 mi
24 hours11° 54' 19.6"818.66 mieast4° 22' 13.8"300.35 misouth868.08 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 3:08 PM1457 km905 miles787 nmSoutheast SE
AdamstownThu 12:08 PM1479 km919 miles798 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteThu 10:08 AM3286 km2042 miles1774 nmWest W
Galapagos IslandsThu 2:08 PM3652 km2269 miles1972 nmEast-northeast ENE
RarotongaThu 10:08 AM4340 km2697 miles2344 nmWest-southwest WSW
LimaThu 3:08 PM4507 km2801 miles2434 nmEast E
Mexico CityThu 2:08 PM4573 km2842 miles2469 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaThu 2:08 PM4676 km2906 miles2525 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorThu 2:08 PM4702 km2921 miles2539 nmNortheast NE
KiritimatiFri 10:08 AM4742 km2946 miles2560 nmWest-northwest WNW
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