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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, September 7, 2013 at 18:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 47' North, Longitude: 103° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.59 meters/second, 1661.7 km/hour, 1032.6 miles/hour or 897.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.21 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.21 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.8"1032.59 miwest0° 00' 56.3"1.08 misouth1032.61 mi
24 hours0° 05' 09.2"5.91 miwest0° 22' 34.7"25.86 misouth26.53 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 7, 2013 at 18:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 09' South, Longitude: 78° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.39 meters/second, 1603.4 km/hour, 996.3 miles/hour or 865.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"16.61 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 misouth16.61 mi
1 hour14° 30' 51.6"996.24 miwest0° 10' 25.0"11.93 misouth996.12 mi
24 hours11° 52' 51.1"815.49 mieast3° 59' 36.6"274.47 misouth856.44 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Acapulco *Sat 1:50 PM1278 km794 miles690 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico City *Sat 1:50 PM1575 km979 miles850 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Guadalajara *Sat 1:50 PM1646 km1023 miles889 nmNorth N
Veracruz *Sat 1:50 PM1672 km1039 miles903 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Galapagos IslandsSat 12:50 PM1694 km1053 miles915 nmEast-southeast ESE
GuatemalaSat 12:50 PM1705 km1060 miles921 nmNortheast NE
Leon *Sat 1:50 PM1710 km1063 miles924 nmNorth N
Santa AnaSat 12:50 PM1759 km1093 miles950 nmEast-northeast ENE
San SalvadorSat 12:50 PM1778 km1105 miles960 nmEast-northeast ENE
Aguascalientes *Sat 1:50 PM1780 km1106 miles961 nmNorth N
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