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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 17:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 19' South, Longitude: 89° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.51 meters/second, 1618.2 km/hour, 1005.5 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' 22.0"0.41 miwest0° 19' 10.6"21.97 misouth21.98 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 17:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 56' South, Longitude: 123° 60' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.95 meters/second, 1612.6 km/hour, 1002.0 miles/hour or 870.7 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 misouth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 31' 07.7"1001.98 miwest0° 10' 49.7"12.40 misouth1001.95 mi
24 hours11° 48' 50.9"815.33 mieast4° 15' 50.4"293.03 misouth863.72 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaThu 12:40 PM1360 km845 miles735 nmEast E
Galapagos IslandsThu 11:40 AM1485 km923 miles802 nmNorth N
GuayaquilThu 12:40 PM1696 km1054 miles916 nmNortheast NE
QuitoThu 12:40 PM1965 km1221 miles1061 nmNortheast NE
La PazThu 1:40 PM2292 km1424 miles1237 nmEast E
Rio BrancoThu 1:40 PM2394 km1487 miles1292 nmEast E
Easter Island *Thu 12:40 PM2508 km1558 miles1354 nmSouthwest SW
SucreThu 1:40 PM2621 km1629 miles1415 nmEast-southeast ESE
BogotaThu 12:40 PM2692 km1673 miles1453 nmNortheast NE
San JoseThu 11:40 AM2746 km1706 miles1482 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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