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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 Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 20:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 17' South, Longitude: 122° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.32 meters/second, 1603.1 km/hour, 996.1 miles/hour or 865.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.60 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.60 mi
1 hour14° 59' 56.4"995.92 miwest0° 00' 44.6"0.85 minorth995.95 mi
24 hours0° 01' 21.3"1.50 mieast0° 18' 01.5"20.66 minorth20.71 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 20:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 40' South, Longitude: 145° 56' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.58 meters/second, 1532.1 km/hour, 952.0 miles/hour or 827.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"15.87 miwest0° 00' 06.6"0.13 misouth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 26' 17.7"951.69 miwest0° 06' 37.4"7.59 misouth951.43 mi
24 hours13° 46' 39.8"908.18 mieast2° 07' 29.8"146.15 misouth914.36 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownSun 12:24 PM1252 km778 miles676 nmSouthwest SW
Easter Island *Sun 3:24 PM1813 km1127 miles979 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteSun 10:24 AM2881 km1790 miles1556 nmWest W
RarotongaSun 10:24 AM3956 km2458 miles2136 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsSun 2:24 PM3993 km2481 miles2156 nmEast-northeast ENE
KiritimatiMon 10:24 AM4320 km2685 miles2333 nmWest-northwest WNW
Mexico CitySun 2:24 PM4707 km2925 miles2542 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaSun 2:24 PM4904 km3047 miles2648 nmNortheast NE
LimaSun 3:24 PM4924 km3060 miles2659 nmEast E
San SalvadorSun 2:24 PM4944 km3072 miles2670 nmNortheast NE
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