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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 Monday, September 9, 2013 at 17:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 03' North, Longitude: 85° 59' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.15 meters/second, 1663.8 km/hour, 1033.8 miles/hour or 898.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.23 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.23 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.9"1033.85 miwest0° 00' 56.8"1.08 misouth1033.87 mi
24 hours0° 05' 14.0"6.01 miwest0° 22' 44.9"26.05 misouth26.74 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, September 9, 2013 at 17:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 28' South, Longitude: 37° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.43 meters/second, 1560.3 km/hour, 969.6 miles/hour or 842.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.2"16.16 miwest0° 00' 07.9"0.15 misouth16.16 mi
1 hour14° 28' 18.3"969.38 miwest0° 07' 53.6"9.05 misouth969.14 mi
24 hours12° 57' 07.4"867.62 mieast2° 45' 44.0"189.94 misouth882.56 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
DavidMon 12:40 PM542 km336 miles292 nmNortheast NE
San JoseMon 11:40 AM579 km360 miles313 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AlajuelaMon 11:40 AM582 km362 miles314 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santiago de VeraguasMon 12:40 PM647 km402 miles349 nmEast-northeast ENE
MasayaMon 11:40 AM766 km476 miles413 nmNorth N
Galapagos IslandsMon 11:40 AM772 km479 miles417 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ManaguaMon 11:40 AM785 km488 miles424 nmNorth N
PanamaMon 12:40 PM836 km519 miles451 nmEast-northeast ENE
San MiguelMon 11:40 AM963 km598 miles520 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TegucigalpaMon 11:40 AM1008 km627 miles544 nmNorth N
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