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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Monday, February 18, 2013 at 20:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 11° 21' South
Longitude: 124° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 454.86 meters/second, 1637.5 km/hour, 1017.5 miles/hour or 884.2 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.96 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth16.96 mi
1 hour15° 00' 03.4"1017.44 miwest0° 00' 53.3"1.02 minorth1017.47 mi
24 hours0° 01' 28.4"1.67 miwest0° 21' 25.2"24.54 minorth24.60 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, February 18, 2013 at 20:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 21' North
Longitude: 26° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.02 meters/second, 1515.7 km/hour, 941.8 miles/hour or 818.4 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.70 miwest0° 00' 01.6"0.03 minorth15.70 mi
1 hour14° 30' 58.0"941.55 miwest0° 01' 34.4"1.80 minorth941.48 mi
24 hours11° 38' 35.6"755.30 mieast0° 11' 34.7"13.28 minorth754.94 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownMon 12:30 PM1637 km1017 miles884 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Easter Island *Mon 3:30 PM2344 km1456 miles1265 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteMon 10:30 AM2805 km1743 miles1515 nmWest-southwest WSW
RarotongaMon 10:30 AM3935 km2445 miles2125 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiTue 10:30 AM3936 km2446 miles2125 nmWest-northwest WNW
Galapagos IslandsMon 2:30 PM4006 km2489 miles2163 nmEast-northeast ENE
Mexico CityMon 2:30 PM4382 km2723 miles2366 nmNortheast NE
GuatemalaMon 2:30 PM4703 km2923 miles2540 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorMon 2:30 PM4764 km2960 miles2573 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaMon 2:30 PM4943 km3072 miles2669 nmEast-northeast ENE
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