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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 Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 15:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 05' North, Longitude: 57° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.94 meters/second, 1670.2 km/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.1"1037.81 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 misouth1037.81 mi
24 hours0° 05' 16.4"6.08 miwest0° 23' 20.8"26.74 misouth27.42 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, September 22, 2013 at 15:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 29' North, Longitude: 159° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.36 meters/second, 1563.7 km/hour, 971.6 miles/hour or 844.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.19 miwest0° 00' 07.4"0.14 minorth16.19 mi
1 hour14° 30' 14.7"971.44 miwest0° 07' 22.3"8.45 minorth971.21 mi
24 hours11° 53' 57.5"797.02 mieast2° 33' 28.5"175.88 minorth811.45 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ManausSun 11:44 AM428 km266 miles231 nmSouthwest SW
Boa VistaSun 11:44 AM443 km275 miles239 nmNorthwest NW
SantarémSun 12:44 PM445 km276 miles240 nmSoutheast SE
Nieuw NickerieSun 12:44 PM655 km407 miles354 nmNorth N
LindenSun 11:44 AM659 km410 miles356 nmNorth N
New AmsterdamSun 11:44 AM683 km424 miles369 nmNorth N
ParamariboSun 12:44 PM701 km436 miles379 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Saint-Laurent-du-MaroniSun 12:44 PM734 km456 miles397 nmNortheast NE
GeorgetownSun 11:44 AM745 km463 miles402 nmNorth N
CayenneSun 12:44 PM815 km506 miles440 nmNortheast NE
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