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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 Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 16:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 19' South, Longitude: 74° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.54 meters/second, 1618.3 km/hour, 1005.6 miles/hour or 873.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.76 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.76 mi
1 hour15° 00' 01.2"1005.42 miwest0° 00' 48.1"0.92 misouth1005.39 mi
24 hours0° 00' 22.5"0.42 miwest0° 19' 11.2"21.98 misouth21.99 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 16:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 45' South, Longitude: 109° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.07 meters/second, 1613.1 km/hour, 1002.3 miles/hour or 871.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.70 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 misouth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 31' 11.0"1002.19 miwest0° 10' 50.0"12.41 misouth1002.16 mi
24 hours11° 47' 23.2"813.77 mieast4° 16' 16.9"293.51 misouth862.51 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
IcaThu 11:40 AM187 km116 miles101 nmWest W
Machu Picchu PuebloThu 11:40 AM212 km132 miles115 nmNortheast NE
CuzcoThu 11:40 AM247 km153 miles133 nmEast-northeast ENE
ArequipaThu 11:40 AM360 km224 miles195 nmSoutheast SE
LimaThu 11:40 AM405 km252 miles219 nmNorthwest NW
CobijaThu 12:40 PM683 km425 miles369 nmEast-northeast ENE
La PazThu 12:40 PM684 km425 miles370 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoThu 12:40 PM834 km518 miles450 nmNortheast NE
RiberaltaThu 12:40 PM946 km588 miles511 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreThu 12:40 PM1077 km669 miles581 nmEast-southeast ESE
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