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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 Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 17:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 15' South, Longitude: 89° 20' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.40 meters/second, 1556.7 km/hour, 967.3 miles/hour or 840.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.12 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth16.12 mi
1 hour14° 59' 47.3"966.96 miwest0° 00' 26.7"0.51 misouth966.94 mi
24 hours0° 05' 06.8"5.50 mieast0° 10' 29.2"12.03 misouth13.22 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, November 27, 2013 at 17:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 10' South, Longitude: 156° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.26 meters/second, 1617.3 km/hour, 1005.0 miles/hour or 873.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.75 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 32' 15.5"1004.93 miwest0° 10' 37.8"12.17 misouth1004.94 mi
24 hours11° 20' 26.4"783.94 mieast4° 14' 17.0"291.23 misouth834.59 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaWed 12:44 PM1658 km1030 miles895 nmNortheast NE
Easter Island *Wed 12:44 PM2130 km1323 miles1150 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsWed 11:44 AM2251 km1399 miles1215 nmNorth N
Santiago *Wed 2:44 PM2282 km1418 miles1232 nmSoutheast SE
La PazWed 1:44 PM2293 km1425 miles1238 nmEast E
GuayaquilWed 12:44 PM2340 km1454 miles1264 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SucreWed 1:44 PM2526 km1570 miles1364 nmEast E
QuitoWed 12:44 PM2606 km1619 miles1407 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio BrancoWed 12:44 PM2618 km1627 miles1413 nmEast-northeast ENE
CórdobaWed 2:44 PM2745 km1706 miles1482 nmEast-southeast ESE
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