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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 Friday, November 1, 2013 at 18:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 14° 39' South
Longitude: 94° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.86 meters/second, 1615.9 km/hour, 1004.1 miles/hour or 872.5 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.74 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.74 mi
1 hour15° 00' 00.6"1003.95 miwest0° 00' 47.5"0.91 misouth1003.92 mi
24 hours0° 00' 09.7"0.18 miwest0° 18' 56.2"21.70 misouth21.70 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 1, 2013 at 18:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 8° 15' South
Longitude: 117° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.63 meters/second, 1597.1 km/hour, 992.4 miles/hour or 862.3 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.7"16.54 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 misouth16.54 mi
1 hour14° 29' 39.5"992.27 miwest0° 10' 21.5"11.87 misouth992.12 mi
24 hours12° 27' 38.3"853.06 mieast3° 56' 54.9"271.41 misouth890.49 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsFri 12:00 Noon1609 km1000 miles869 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LimaFri 1:00 PM1900 km1181 miles1026 nmEast E
Easter Island *Fri 1:00 PM2074 km1289 miles1120 nmSouthwest SW
GuayaquilFri 1:00 PM2103 km1307 miles1135 nmNortheast NE
QuitoFri 1:00 PM2366 km1470 miles1277 nmNortheast NE
La PazFri 2:00 PM2821 km1753 miles1523 nmEast E
Rio BrancoFri 2:00 PM2933 km1822 miles1584 nmEast E
San JoseFri 12:00 Noon2946 km1831 miles1591 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PanamaFri 1:00 PM3086 km1918 miles1666 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BogotaFri 1:00 PM3093 km1922 miles1670 nmNortheast NE
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