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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

UTC time = Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 5:40:00 PM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 17:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 14' South, Longitude: 87° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.68 meters/second, 1665.6 km/hour, 1035.0 miles/hour or 899.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.25 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.25 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.5"1034.96 miWest0° 00' 57.9"1.11 miSouth1034.95 mi
24 hours0° 04' 34.3"5.26 miWest0° 23' 08.0"26.49 miSouth27.01 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 17:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 15' South, Longitude: 103° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.18 meters/second, 1617.0 km/hour, 1004.8 miles/hour or 873.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.6"16.75 miWest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 miSouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 41.2"1004.68 miWest0° 10' 54.5"12.49 miSouth1004.73 mi
24 hours11° 30' 20.1"795.66 miEast4° 20' 52.4"298.75 miSouth848.57 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsThu 11:40 AM420 km261 miles227 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PortoviejoThu 12:40 PM886 km551 miles478 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuayaquilThu 12:40 PM903 km561 miles487 nmEast-northeast ENE
LojaThu 12:40 PM951 km591 miles514 nmEast E
QuitoThu 12:40 PM1122 km697 miles606 nmEast-northeast ENE
LimaThu 12:40 PM1465 km911 miles791 nmSoutheast SE
CaliThu 12:40 PM1511 km939 miles816 nmNortheast NE
San JoseThu 11:40 AM1618 km1006 miles874 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PanamaThu 12:40 PM1725 km1072 miles931 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MedellinThu 12:40 PM1781 km1107 miles962 nmNortheast NE

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