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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

UTC time = Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 8:20:00 PM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 20:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 42' South, Longitude: 121° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 454.28 meters/second, 1635.4 km/hour, 1016.2 miles/hour or 883.1 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"1016.08 miWest0° 00' 52.9"1.01 miNorth1016.10 mi
24 hours0° 01' 18.0"1.47 miWest0° 21' 14.5"24.33 miNorth24.38 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, February 17, 2013 at 20:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 15' North, Longitude: 35° 45' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.07 meters/second, 1526.7 km/hour, 948.6 miles/hour or 824.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.81 miWest0° 00' 03.7"0.07 miNorth15.81 mi
1 hour14° 31' 13.6"948.33 miWest0° 03' 48.1"4.36 miNorth948.15 mi
24 hours11° 33' 42.9"755.19 miEast1° 06' 02.5"75.72 miNorth756.41 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownSun 12:20 PM1734 km1078 miles936 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Easter Island *Sun 3:20 PM2126 km1321 miles1148 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteSun 10:20 AM3087 km1918 miles1667 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsSun 2:20 PM3722 km2313 miles2010 nmEast-northeast ENE
RarotongaSun 10:20 AM4208 km2615 miles2272 nmWest-southwest WSW
Mexico CitySun 2:20 PM4228 km2627 miles2283 nmNortheast NE
KiritimatiMon 10:20 AM4238 km2633 miles2288 nmWest-northwest WNW
GuatemalaSun 2:20 PM4488 km2789 miles2423 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorSun 2:20 PM4540 km2821 miles2451 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaSun 2:20 PM4704 km2923 miles2540 nmEast-northeast ENE

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