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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, March 3, 2013 at 20:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 6° 31' South
Longitude: 125° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 460.93 meters/second, 1659.3 km/hour, 1031.1 miles/hour or 896.0 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.19 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.19 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.1"1031.10 miwest0° 00' 57.6"1.10 minorth1031.11 mi
24 hours0° 03' 17.5"3.77 miwest0° 23' 07.2"26.48 minorth26.75 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, March 3, 2013 at 20:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 10' South
Longitude: 127° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.49 meters/second, 1517.4 km/hour, 942.9 miles/hour or 819.3 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.4"15.72 miwest0° 00' 04.5"0.09 misouth15.72 mi
1 hour14° 25' 28.0"942.62 miwest0° 04' 24.4"5.05 misouth942.42 mi
24 hours13° 57' 46.2"912.47 mieast1° 10' 34.7"80.92 misouth912.74 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownSun 12:34 PM2103 km1307 miles1136 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PapeeteSun 10:34 AM2853 km1773 miles1541 nmWest-southwest WSW
Easter Island *Sun 3:34 PM2869 km1783 miles1549 nmSoutheast SE
KiritimatiMon 10:34 AM3622 km2250 miles1956 nmWest-northwest WNW
RarotongaSun 10:34 AM4001 km2486 miles2160 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsSun 2:34 PM4070 km2529 miles2198 nmEast E
Mexico CitySun 2:34 PM4098 km2546 miles2213 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloSun 1:34 PM4247 km2639 miles2293 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaSun 2:34 PM4543 km2823 miles2453 nmEast-northeast ENE
Los AngelesSun 12:34 PM4560 km2833 miles2462 nmNorth N
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