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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 Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 18:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 01' South, Longitude: 107° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 450.12 meters/second, 1620.4 km/hour, 1006.9 miles/hour or 875.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.78 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.78 mi
1 hour15° 00' 01.5"1006.72 miwest0° 00' 48.7"0.93 misouth1006.69 mi
24 hours0° 00' 33.6"0.63 miwest0° 19' 23.6"22.22 misouth22.23 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, October 30, 2013 at 18:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 10' North, Longitude: 152° 58' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.52 meters/second, 1618.3 km/hour, 1005.5 miles/hour or 873.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.76 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 misouth16.76 mi
1 hour14° 32' 08.8"1005.45 miwest0° 10' 44.5"12.30 misouth1005.53 mi
24 hours11° 20' 03.7"784.00 mieast4° 19' 41.9"297.39 misouth837.90 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Easter Island *Wed 1:54 PM1458 km906 miles787 nmSouth S
Galapagos IslandsWed 12:54 PM2455 km1525 miles1326 nmNortheast NE
AdamstownWed 10:54 AM2655 km1650 miles1434 nmWest-southwest WSW
LimaWed 1:54 PM3318 km2062 miles1792 nmEast E
QuitoWed 1:54 PM3548 km2205 miles1916 nmEast-northeast ENE
San SalvadorWed 12:54 PM3675 km2283 miles1984 nmNortheast NE
GuatemalaWed 12:54 PM3682 km2288 miles1988 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San JoseWed 12:54 PM3708 km2304 miles2002 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaWed 12:54 PM3730 km2317 miles2014 nmNortheast NE
Mexico CityWed 12:54 PM3813 km2369 miles2059 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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