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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 Monday, August 19, 2013 at 21:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 12° 30' North
Longitude: 134° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 452.99 meters/second, 1630.7 km/hour, 1013.3 miles/hour or 880.5 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.89 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.89 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.8"1013.23 miwest0° 00' 49.3"0.94 misouth1013.26 mi
24 hours0° 03' 37.7"4.09 miwest0° 19' 49.7"22.72 misouth23.08 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, August 19, 2013 at 21:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 12° 46' South
Longitude: 27° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.30 meters/second, 1567.1 km/hour, 973.7 miles/hour or 846.2 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.9"16.23 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 minorth16.23 mi
1 hour14° 25' 52.8"973.65 miwest0° 09' 51.6"11.30 minorth974.03 mi
24 hours13° 23' 01.9"903.00 mieast4° 15' 39.5"292.88 minorth955.72 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HonoluluMon 11:00 AM2678 km1664 miles1446 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiTue 11:00 AM2789 km1733 miles1506 nmWest-southwest WSW
Los Angeles *Mon 2:00 PM2894 km1798 miles1563 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloMon 2:00 PM3041 km1890 miles1642 nmNortheast NE
San Francisco *Mon 2:00 PM3042 km1890 miles1642 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PhoenixMon 2:00 PM3244 km2016 miles1752 nmNortheast NE
Las Vegas *Mon 2:00 PM3252 km2021 miles1756 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PapeeteMon 11:00 AM3716 km2309 miles2007 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Salt Lake City *Mon 3:00 PM3828 km2379 miles2067 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico City *Mon 4:00 PM3845 km2389 miles2076 nmEast-northeast ENE
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