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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 Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 16:42:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 0° 06' North
Longitude: 68° 56' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.93 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"1037.85 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.85 mi
24 hours0° 04' 28.4"5.16 miwest0° 23' 41.7"27.13 minorth27.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 16:42:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 54' North
Longitude: 32° 14' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.93 meters/second, 1529.7 km/hour, 950.5 miles/hour or 826.0 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.84 miwest0° 00' 04.0"0.08 misouth15.84 mi
1 hour14° 31' 13.3"950.33 miwest0° 04' 00.2"4.59 misouth950.53 mi
24 hours11° 27' 36.9"750.14 mieast1° 59' 59.4"137.54 misouth766.88 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BogotaWed 11:42 AM761 km473 miles411 nmNorthwest NW
CaliWed 11:42 AM918 km570 miles495 nmWest-northwest WNW
MedellinWed 11:42 AM1006 km625 miles543 nmNorthwest NW
ManausWed 12:42 PM1053 km654 miles569 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoWed 11:42 AM1065 km662 miles575 nmWest W
Rio BrancoWed 12:42 PM1121 km697 miles605 nmSouth S
CaracasWed 12:12 PM1172 km728 miles633 nmNorth N
GuayaquilWed 11:42 AM1247 km775 miles673 nmWest-southwest WSW
Georgetown (Guyana)Wed 12:42 PM1408 km875 miles760 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port of SpainWed 12:42 PM1428 km887 miles771 nmNortheast NE
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