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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 Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 16:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 54' South, Longitude: 70° 29' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.46 meters/second, 1549.7 km/hour, 962.9 miles/hour or 836.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.05 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth16.05 mi
1 hour14° 59' 45.7"962.60 miwest0° 00' 22.5"0.43 misouth962.58 mi
24 hours0° 05' 46.8"6.19 mieast0° 08' 51.4"10.16 misouth11.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 16:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 55' South, Longitude: 89° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.70 meters/second, 1536.1 km/hour, 954.5 miles/hour or 829.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"15.91 miwest0° 00' 06.2"0.12 misouth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 25' 03.9"954.27 miwest0° 06' 12.9"7.13 misouth954.04 mi
24 hours14° 18' 30.0"947.03 mieast1° 57' 07.1"134.25 misouth951.45 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Iquique *Sun 1:30 PM189 km117 miles102 nmNorth N
Antofagasta *Sun 1:30 PM193 km120 miles104 nmSouth S
SaltaSun 1:30 PM610 km379 miles329 nmEast-southeast ESE
ArequipaSun 11:30 AM616 km383 miles333 nmNorth N
SucreSun 12:30 PM630 km391 miles340 nmEast-northeast ENE
La PazSun 12:30 PM646 km401 miles349 nmNorth-northeast NNE
TucumánSun 1:30 PM764 km475 miles412 nmSoutheast SE
CórdobaSun 1:30 PM1228 km763 miles663 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MendozaSun 1:30 PM1230 km765 miles664 nmSouth S
Santiago *Sun 1:30 PM1279 km795 miles691 nmSouth S
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