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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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 20:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 1° 02' South
Longitude: 125° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.85 meters/second, 1669.9 km/hour, 1037.6 miles/hour or 901.7 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.29 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.29 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.8"1037.67 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.68 mi
24 hours0° 04' 21.7"5.03 miwest0° 23' 43.5"27.17 minorth27.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, March 17, 2013 at 20:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 50' North
Longitude: 57° 45' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.39 meters/second, 1520.6 km/hour, 944.9 miles/hour or 821.1 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"15.75 miwest0° 00' 02.3"0.05 minorth15.75 mi
1 hour14° 30' 54.8"944.63 miwest0° 02' 20.4"2.68 minorth944.52 mi
24 hours11° 38' 27.3"757.66 mieast0° 30' 10.8"34.61 minorth757.24 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownSun 12:30 PM2701 km1678 miles1458 nmSouth S
PapeeteSun 10:30 AM3184 km1979 miles1719 nmSouthwest SW
Easter Island *Sun 3:30 PM3374 km2096 miles1822 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KiritimatiMon 10:30 AM3533 km2195 miles1907 nmWest W
Mexico CitySun 2:30 PM3682 km2288 miles1988 nmNortheast NE
HermosilloSun 1:30 PM3683 km2288 miles1989 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Los Angeles *Sun 1:30 PM3961 km2461 miles2139 nmNorth N
Galapagos IslandsSun 2:30 PM4021 km2499 miles2171 nmEast E
PhoenixSun 1:30 PM4076 km2533 miles2201 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaSun 2:30 PM4245 km2638 miles2292 nmEast-northeast ENE
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