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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 Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 17:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 58' South, Longitude: 89° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.21 meters/second, 1613.6 km/hour, 1002.6 miles/hour or 871.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.71 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 misouth16.71 mi
1 hour15° 00' 00.0"1002.50 miwest0° 00' 47.0"0.90 misouth1002.47 mi
24 hours0° 00' 02.3"0.04 mieast0° 18' 41.8"21.43 misouth21.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, November 2, 2013 at 17:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 09' South, Longitude: 99° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.40 meters/second, 1574.6 km/hour, 978.4 miles/hour or 850.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.9"16.31 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 misouth16.31 mi
1 hour14° 27' 57.7"978.29 miwest0° 09' 14.2"10.58 misouth978.07 mi
24 hours13° 09' 24.7"889.78 mieast3° 21' 37.1"231.03 misouth913.34 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaSat 12:40 PM1374 km854 miles742 nmEast-northeast ENE
Galapagos IslandsSat 11:40 AM1555 km966 miles840 nmNorth N
GuayaquilSat 12:40 PM1752 km1089 miles946 nmNortheast NE
QuitoSat 12:40 PM2021 km1256 miles1091 nmNortheast NE
La PazSat 1:40 PM2283 km1418 miles1233 nmEast E
Rio BrancoSat 1:40 PM2407 km1495 miles1299 nmEast E
Easter Island *Sat 12:40 PM2465 km1532 miles1331 nmSouthwest SW
SucreSat 1:40 PM2605 km1619 miles1407 nmEast-southeast ESE
BogotaSat 12:40 PM2746 km1707 miles1483 nmNortheast NE
Santiago *Sat 2:40 PM2783 km1729 miles1503 nmSoutheast SE
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