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Day and Night World Map

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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 19:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 01' South
Longitude: 108° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.16 meters/second, 1663.8 km/hour, 1033.8 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"1033.87 miwest0° 00' 57.5"1.10 misouth1033.86 mi
24 hours0° 04' 23.0"5.03 miwest0° 23' 00.7"26.36 misouth26.83 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, October 5, 2013 at 19:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 9° 59' South
Longitude: 99° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.33 meters/second, 1588.8 km/hour, 987.2 miles/hour or 857.9 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.3"16.45 miwest0° 00' 09.8"0.19 misouth16.45 mi
1 hour14° 29' 19.3"987.12 miwest0° 09' 52.9"11.32 misouth986.93 mi
24 hours12° 32' 49.2"854.84 mieast3° 41' 26.8"253.71 misouth886.49 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsSat 1:00 PM2117 km1316 miles1143 nmEast-northeast ENE
Easter Island *Sat 2:00 PM2445 km1519 miles1320 nmSouth S
Acapulco *Sat 2:00 PM2584 km1606 miles1395 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico City *Sat 2:00 PM2880 km1790 miles1555 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaSat 1:00 PM2918 km1813 miles1576 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorSat 1:00 PM2949 km1832 miles1592 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaSat 1:00 PM3083 km1916 miles1665 nmNortheast NE
TegucigalpaSat 1:00 PM3135 km1948 miles1693 nmNortheast NE
San JoseSat 1:00 PM3145 km1954 miles1698 nmEast-northeast ENE
AdamstownSat 11:00 AM3224 km2003 miles1741 nmSouthwest SW
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