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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 = Friday, October 4, 2013 at 6:00:00 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, October 4, 2013 at 18:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 37' South, Longitude: 92° 51' 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"1034.41 miWest0° 00' 57.7"1.10 miSouth1034.40 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 18:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 39' South, Longitude: 97° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.59 meters/second, 1607.7 km/hour, 999.0 miles/hour or 868.1 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' 40.2"998.87 miWest0° 10' 43.4"12.28 miSouth998.79 mi
24 hours11° 58' 13.1"823.98 miEast4° 09' 30.6"285.78 miSouth868.66 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 12:00 Noon547 km340 miles295 nmNortheast NE
GuayaquilFri 1:00 PM1464 km909 miles790 nmEast E
QuitoFri 1:00 PM1667 km1036 miles900 nmEast-northeast ENE
San JoseFri 12:00 Noon1880 km1168 miles1015 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LimaFri 1:00 PM1925 km1196 miles1039 nmEast-southeast ESE
ManaguaFri 12:00 Noon1992 km1238 miles1076 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San SalvadorFri 12:00 Noon2065 km1283 miles1115 nmNorth N
PanamaFri 1:00 PM2110 km1311 miles1139 nmNortheast NE
GuatemalaFri 12:00 Noon2142 km1331 miles1157 nmNorth N
TegucigalpaFri 12:00 Noon2161 km1343 miles1167 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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