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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 Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 17:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 0° 18' South
Longitude: 73° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.92 meters/second, 1670.1 km/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.0"1037.83 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.83 mi
24 hours0° 04' 26.3"5.12 miwest0° 23' 42.5"27.15 minorth27.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, March 19, 2013 at 17:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 03' North
Longitude: 15° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.86 meters/second, 1518.7 km/hour, 943.7 miles/hour or 820.0 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.9"15.73 miwest0° 00' 01.8"0.03 misouth15.73 mi
1 hour14° 31' 00.3"943.44 miwest0° 01' 51.0"2.12 misouth943.54 mi
24 hours11° 33' 28.7"751.24 mieast1° 09' 42.8"79.93 misouth758.18 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VillavicencioTue 12:02 PM492 km306 miles266 nmNorth N
CaliTue 12:02 PM503 km313 miles272 nmNorthwest NW
QuitoTue 12:02 PM516 km321 miles279 nmWest W
BogotaTue 12:02 PM546 km339 miles295 nmNorth N
Santo Domingo (Ecuador)Tue 12:02 PM591 km367 miles319 nmWest W
PereiraTue 12:02 PM601 km373 miles324 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ManizalesTue 12:02 PM620 km385 miles335 nmNorth-northwest NNW
GuayaquilTue 12:02 PM705 km438 miles381 nmWest-southwest WSW
MedellinTue 12:02 PM749 km465 miles404 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Puerto AyacuchoTue 12:32 PM956 km594 miles516 nmNortheast NE
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