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Day and Night World Map

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 Latitude: 0° 06' North, Longitude: 68° 39' 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"1037.77 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.77 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 Latitude: 18° 54' North, Longitude: 32° 30' 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"950.26 miwest0° 04' 00.1"4.59 misouth950.46 mi
24 hours11° 27' 37.2"750.08 mieast1° 59' 57.1"137.49 misouth766.81 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
São Gabriel da CachoeiraWed 12:42 PM176 km110 miles95 nmEast E
MitúWed 11:42 AM218 km135 miles118 nmNorthwest NW
Puerto AyacuchoWed 12:12 PM626 km389 miles338 nmNorth N
BogotaWed 11:42 AM785 km488 miles424 nmNorthwest NW
FlorenciaWed 11:42 AM792 km492 miles427 nmWest-northwest WNW
San Fernando de ApureWed 12:12 PM872 km542 miles471 nmNorth N
CaliWed 11:42 AM946 km588 miles511 nmWest-northwest WNW
ManausWed 12:42 PM1024 km636 miles553 nmEast-southeast ESE
MedellinWed 11:42 AM1029 km639 miles556 nmNorthwest NW
QuitoWed 11:42 AM1096 km681 miles592 nmWest W
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