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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 Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 18:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 31' North, Longitude: 88° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.91 meters/second, 1670.1 km/hour, 1037.7 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' 11.2"1037.74 miwest0° 00' 59.1"1.13 minorth1037.73 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.2"5.19 miwest0° 23' 40.1"27.11 minorth27.60 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 18:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 46' North, Longitude: 24° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.16 meters/second, 1548.6 km/hour, 962.2 miles/hour or 836.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.5"16.04 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 misouth16.04 mi
1 hour14° 31' 30.0"962.01 miwest0° 06' 09.5"7.06 misouth962.30 mi
24 hours11° 21' 23.4"752.22 mieast2° 49' 27.5"194.19 misouth781.97 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsThu 12:02 PM183 km114 miles99 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PortoviejoThu 1:02 PM938 km583 miles506 nmEast E
GuayaquilThu 1:02 PM1028 km639 miles555 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoThu 1:02 PM1142 km710 miles617 nmEast E
San JoseThu 12:02 PM1162 km722 miles628 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaThu 12:02 PM1316 km817 miles710 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PanamaThu 1:02 PM1387 km862 miles749 nmNortheast NE
CaliThu 1:02 PM1398 km869 miles755 nmEast-northeast ENE
San SalvadorThu 12:02 PM1459 km907 miles788 nmNorth N
Santa AnaThu 12:02 PM1494 km928 miles806 nmNorth N
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