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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 Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 19:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 11° 43' South
Longitude: 109° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 454.26 meters/second, 1635.3 km/hour, 1016.2 miles/hour or 883.0 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.94 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth16.94 mi
1 hour15° 00' 02.9"1016.10 miwest0° 00' 52.9"1.01 minorth1016.13 mi
24 hours0° 01' 17.6"1.46 miwest0° 21' 14.2"24.33 minorth24.37 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 19:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 12' North
Longitude: 23° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.21 meters/second, 1527.2 km/hour, 948.9 miles/hour or 824.6 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.82 miwest0° 00' 03.8"0.07 minorth15.82 mi
1 hour14° 31' 14.1"948.71 miwest0° 03' 52.5"4.44 minorth948.53 mi
24 hours11° 33' 30.0"755.25 mieast1° 07' 50.5"77.78 minorth756.62 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 *Sun 2:30 PM1702 km1057 miles919 nmSouth S
Galapagos IslandsSun 1:30 PM2482 km1542 miles1340 nmEast-northeast ENE
AdamstownSun 11:30 AM2643 km1643 miles1427 nmSouthwest SW
LimaSun 2:30 PM3512 km2182 miles1896 nmEast E
GuatemalaSun 1:30 PM3571 km2219 miles1928 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorSun 1:30 PM3580 km2225 miles1933 nmNortheast NE
Mexico CitySun 1:30 PM3620 km2249 miles1954 nmNorth-northeast NNE
QuitoSun 2:30 PM3631 km2256 miles1961 nmEast-northeast ENE
ManaguaSun 1:30 PM3666 km2278 miles1979 nmNortheast NE
San JoseSun 1:30 PM3675 km2284 miles1984 nmNortheast NE
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