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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 18:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 38' South, Longitude: 105° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.42 meters/second, 1664.7 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"1034.47 miwest0° 00' 57.7"1.10 misouth1034.45 mi
24 hours0° 04' 28.7"5.15 miwest0° 23' 04.5"26.43 misouth26.93 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, October 4, 2013 at 18:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 48' South, Longitude: 109° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.45 meters/second, 1607.2 km/hour, 998.7 miles/hour or 867.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.6"16.64 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 misouth16.65 mi
1 hour14° 30' 37.9"998.63 miwest0° 10' 42.3"12.26 misouth998.55 mi
24 hours11° 59' 19.1"825.08 mieast4° 08' 50.3"285.03 misouth869.38 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 12:50 PM1829 km1137 miles988 nmEast-northeast ENE
Acapulco *Fri 1:50 PM2457 km1527 miles1327 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Easter Island *Fri 1:50 PM2516 km1563 miles1358 nmSouth S
GuatemalaFri 12:50 PM2703 km1679 miles1459 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorFri 12:50 PM2721 km1691 miles1469 nmNortheast NE
Mexico City *Fri 1:50 PM2754 km1711 miles1487 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaFri 12:50 PM2835 km1762 miles1531 nmNortheast NE
San JoseFri 12:50 PM2882 km1791 miles1556 nmNortheast NE
TegucigalpaFri 12:50 PM2900 km1802 miles1566 nmNortheast NE
BelmopanFri 12:50 PM3048 km1894 miles1646 nmNortheast NE
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