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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 Friday, October 4, 2013 at 17:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 37' South, Longitude: 90° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.43 meters/second, 1664.8 km/hour, 1034.4 miles/hour or 898.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.24 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.24 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.3"1034.49 miwest0° 00' 57.7"1.10 misouth1034.48 mi
24 hours0° 04' 28.8"5.15 miwest0° 23' 04.6"26.43 misouth26.93 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 4, 2013 at 17:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 38' South, Longitude: 94° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.62 meters/second, 1607.8 km/hour, 999.1 miles/hour or 868.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.65 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 misouth16.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 40.7"999.00 miwest0° 10' 43.6"12.28 misouth998.92 mi
24 hours11° 58' 01.8"823.86 mieast4° 09' 37.6"285.93 misouth868.60 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsFri 11:50 AM426 km265 miles230 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuayaquilFri 12:50 PM1221 km759 miles659 nmEast-northeast ENE
QuitoFri 12:50 PM1433 km890 miles774 nmEast-northeast ENE
LimaFri 12:50 PM1707 km1061 miles922 nmEast-southeast ESE
San JoseFri 11:50 AM1765 km1097 miles953 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CaliFri 12:50 PM1804 km1121 miles974 nmEast-northeast ENE
ManaguaFri 11:50 AM1916 km1190 miles1034 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PanamaFri 12:50 PM1945 km1209 miles1050 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorFri 11:50 AM2031 km1262 miles1097 nmNorth N
TegucigalpaFri 11:50 AM2102 km1306 miles1135 nmNorth N
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