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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 Friday, November 1, 2013 at 19:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 40' South, Longitude: 121° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.81 meters/second, 1615.7 km/hour, 1004.0 miles/hour or 872.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.73 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.73 mi
1 hour15° 00' 00.6"1003.77 miwest0° 00' 47.5"0.91 misouth1003.74 mi
24 hours0° 00' 08.8"0.16 miwest0° 18' 55.1"21.68 misouth21.68 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, November 1, 2013 at 19:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 34' South, Longitude: 143° 19' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.21 meters/second, 1595.6 km/hour, 991.4 miles/hour or 861.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.5"16.52 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 misouth16.52 mi
1 hour14° 29' 32.1"991.26 miwest0° 10' 17.8"11.79 misouth991.11 mi
24 hours12° 30' 46.2"855.89 mieast3° 54' 49.2"268.99 misouth892.32 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownFri 11:50 AM1454 km903 miles785 nmSouthwest SW
Easter Island *Fri 2:50 PM1873 km1164 miles1011 nmSoutheast SE
PapeeteFri 9:50 AM3006 km1868 miles1623 nmWest W
Galapagos IslandsFri 1:50 PM3835 km2383 miles2071 nmEast-northeast ENE
RarotongaFri 9:50 AM4099 km2547 miles2213 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiSat 9:50 AM4342 km2698 miles2345 nmWest-northwest WNW
Mexico CityFri 1:50 PM4503 km2798 miles2432 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaFri 1:50 PM4710 km2927 miles2543 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorFri 1:50 PM4753 km2953 miles2566 nmNortheast NE
LimaFri 2:50 PM4829 km3000 miles2607 nmEast E
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