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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 Thursday, October 3, 2013 at 17:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 14' South, Longitude: 90° 16' 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 17:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 17' South, Longitude: 106° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.17 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"16.74 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 40.9"1004.67 miwest0° 10' 54.5"12.49 misouth1004.71 mi
24 hours11° 30' 30.0"795.84 mieast4° 20' 50.7"298.71 misouth848.72 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 11:50 AM376 km233 miles203 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuayaquilThu 12:50 PM1174 km729 miles634 nmEast E
QuitoThu 12:50 PM1382 km859 miles746 nmEast-northeast ENE
LimaThu 12:50 PM1695 km1053 miles915 nmEast-southeast ESE
San JoseThu 11:50 AM1710 km1062 miles923 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CaliThu 12:50 PM1749 km1087 miles944 nmEast-northeast ENE
ManaguaThu 11:50 AM1865 km1159 miles1007 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PanamaThu 12:50 PM1887 km1173 miles1019 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorThu 11:50 AM1986 km1234 miles1072 nmNorth N
BogotaThu 12:50 PM2050 km1274 miles1107 nmEast-northeast ENE
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