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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 Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 15:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 58' South, Longitude: 60° 42' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.20 meters/second, 1663.9 km/hour, 1033.9 miles/hour or 898.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.23 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.23 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.0"1033.95 miwest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 misouth1033.94 mi
24 hours0° 04' 23.6"5.05 miwest0° 23' 01.2"26.37 misouth26.85 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 15:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 27' South, Longitude: 53° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.11 meters/second, 1591.6 km/hour, 989.0 miles/hour or 859.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.5"16.48 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 misouth16.48 mi
1 hour14° 29' 30.3"988.88 miwest0° 10' 01.5"11.49 misouth988.70 mi
24 hours12° 28' 14.4"850.98 mieast3° 45' 57.4"258.87 misouth884.44 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ManausSat 11:50 AM218 km135 miles118 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Porto VelhoSat 11:50 AM548 km341 miles296 nmSouthwest SW
Rio BrancoSat 11:50 AM962 km598 miles519 nmSouthwest SW
GeorgetownSat 11:50 AM1333 km828 miles720 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ParamariboSat 12:50 PM1342 km834 miles725 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BelémSat 12:50 PM1412 km877 miles762 nmEast-northeast ENE
CayenneSat 12:50 PM1437 km893 miles776 nmNortheast NE
La PazSat 11:50 AM1513 km940 miles817 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SucreSat 11:50 AM1633 km1015 miles882 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port of SpainSat 11:50 AM1730 km1075 miles934 nmNorth N
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