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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 17, 2013 at 20:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 42' South, Longitude: 121° 47' 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"1016.15 miwest0° 00' 52.9"1.01 minorth1016.17 mi
24 hours0° 01' 18.0"1.47 miwest0° 21' 14.5"24.34 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: 36° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.07 meters/second, 1526.6 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"948.39 miwest0° 03' 48.1"4.36 minorth948.21 mi
24 hours11° 33' 43.1"755.24 mieast1° 06' 00.2"75.67 minorth756.46 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 PM1719 km1068 miles928 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Easter Island *Sun 3:20 PM2144 km1332 miles1158 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteSun 10:20 AM3058 km1900 miles1651 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsSun 2:20 PM3751 km2331 miles2025 nmEast-northeast ENE
RarotongaSun 10:20 AM4180 km2597 miles2257 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiMon 10:20 AM4209 km2615 miles2273 nmWest-northwest WNW
Mexico CitySun 2:20 PM4245 km2638 miles2292 nmNortheast NE
GuatemalaSun 2:20 PM4511 km2803 miles2436 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorSun 2:20 PM4564 km2836 miles2465 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaSun 2:20 PM4730 km2939 miles2554 nmEast-northeast ENE
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