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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 Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 20:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 49' North, Longitude: 130° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.73 meters/second, 1640.6 km/hour, 1019.4 miles/hour or 885.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.99 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth16.99 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.2"1019.40 miwest0° 00' 51.6"0.99 misouth1019.43 mi
24 hours0° 04' 10.2"4.72 miwest0° 20' 44.3"23.76 misouth24.22 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, August 24, 2013 at 20:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 46' North, Longitude: 94° 17' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.24 meters/second, 1592.1 km/hour, 989.3 miles/hour or 859.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.49 miwest0° 00' 09.7"0.19 minorth16.49 mi
1 hour14° 30' 33.9"989.20 miwest0° 09' 46.8"11.20 minorth989.02 mi
24 hours11° 44' 12.6"800.19 mieast3° 36' 02.4"247.51 minorth832.97 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Los Angeles *Sat 1:44 PM2869 km1783 miles1549 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HermosilloSat 1:44 PM2882 km1791 miles1556 nmNortheast NE
San Francisco *Sat 1:44 PM3098 km1925 miles1673 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KiritimatiSun 10:44 AM3103 km1928 miles1675 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluSat 10:44 AM3120 km1939 miles1685 nmWest-northwest WNW
PhoenixSat 1:44 PM3147 km1956 miles1699 nmNortheast NE
Las Vegas *Sat 1:44 PM3213 km1996 miles1735 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico City *Sat 3:44 PM3520 km2187 miles1901 nmEast-northeast ENE
PapeeteSat 10:44 AM3759 km2336 miles2030 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Salt Lake City *Sat 2:44 PM3800 km2361 miles2052 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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