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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 Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 17:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 23' South, Longitude: 85° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 461.90 meters/second, 1662.8 km/hour, 1033.2 miles/hour or 897.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.22 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.22 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.8"1033.28 miwest0° 00' 57.4"1.10 misouth1033.27 mi
24 hours0° 04' 17.3"4.92 miwest0° 22' 56.9"26.28 misouth26.74 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, October 6, 2013 at 17:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 28' South, Longitude: 65° 33' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.15 meters/second, 1566.5 km/hour, 973.4 miles/hour or 845.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.9"16.22 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 misouth16.22 mi
1 hour14° 27' 57.8"973.25 miwest0° 08' 30.6"9.75 misouth973.01 mi
24 hours13° 05' 24.0"880.70 mieast3° 01' 24.7"207.89 misouth899.08 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsSun 11:30 AM653 km406 miles352 nmNorthwest NW
GuayaquilSun 12:30 PM740 km460 miles400 nmEast-northeast ENE
QuitoSun 12:30 PM989 km614 miles534 nmNortheast NE
LimaSun 12:30 PM1212 km753 miles655 nmSoutheast SE
CaliSun 12:30 PM1416 km880 miles765 nmNortheast NE
San JoseSun 11:30 AM1703 km1059 miles920 nmNorth N
BogotaSun 12:30 PM1707 km1061 miles922 nmNortheast NE
MedellinSun 12:30 PM1712 km1064 miles924 nmNortheast NE
PanamaSun 12:30 PM1734 km1077 miles936 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaSun 11:30 AM1939 km1205 miles1047 nmNorth N
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