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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, April 17, 2013 at 16:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 42' North, Longitude: 60° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.90 meters/second, 1641.3 km/hour, 1019.8 miles/hour or 886.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.00 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.00 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.5"1019.80 miwest0° 00' 52.5"1.00 minorth1019.77 mi
24 hours0° 03' 20.7"3.79 miwest0° 20' 54.8"23.96 minorth24.26 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, April 17, 2013 at 16:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 35' North, Longitude: 22° 32' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.40 meters/second, 1542.2 km/hour, 958.3 miles/hour or 832.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"15.97 miwest0° 00' 05.1"0.10 misouth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 31' 43.6"958.13 miwest0° 05' 15.2"6.02 misouth958.38 mi
24 hours11° 14' 13.7"741.13 mieast2° 27' 43.7"169.32 misouth764.89 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ScarboroughWed 12:02 PM57 km36 miles31 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ChaguanasWed 12:02 PM59 km37 miles32 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port of SpainWed 12:02 PM67 km41 miles36 nmWest W
San FernandoWed 12:02 PM76 km47 miles41 nmSouthwest SW
Saint George'sWed 12:02 PM177 km110 miles95 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaturínWed 11:32 AM271 km168 miles146 nmWest-southwest WSW
KingstownWed 12:02 PM275 km171 miles148 nmNorth N
BridgetownWed 12:02 PM301 km187 miles163 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Vieux FortWed 12:02 PM336 km209 miles181 nmNorth N
CastriesWed 12:02 PM368 km229 miles199 nmNorth N
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