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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 19:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 55' South, Longitude: 117° 58' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.40 meters/second, 1549.5 km/hour, 962.8 miles/hour or 836.6 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"962.47 miwest0° 00' 22.5"0.43 misouth962.45 mi
24 hours0° 05' 48.0"6.21 mieast0° 08' 48.0"10.09 misouth11.85 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 1, 2013 at 19:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 14' South, Longitude: 134° 43' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.84 meters/second, 1533.0 km/hour, 952.6 miles/hour or 827.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.8"15.88 miwest0° 00' 05.9"0.11 misouth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 24' 48.9"952.35 miwest0° 05' 52.3"6.73 misouth952.12 mi
24 hours14° 23' 34.3"950.98 mieast1° 47' 50.6"123.62 misouth954.24 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Easter Island *Sun 2:40 PM1045 km650 miles564 nmSoutheast SE
AdamstownSun 11:40 AM1287 km800 miles695 nmWest-southwest WSW
PapeeteSun 9:40 AM3342 km2076 miles1804 nmWest W
Galapagos IslandsSun 1:40 PM3855 km2395 miles2082 nmEast-northeast ENE
RarotongaSun 9:40 AM4317 km2682 miles2331 nmWest W
LimaSun 2:40 PM4479 km2783 miles2418 nmEast E
Santiago *Sun 4:40 PM4795 km2979 miles2589 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoSun 2:40 PM4906 km3049 miles2649 nmEast-northeast ENE
Mexico CitySun 1:40 PM5011 km3114 miles2706 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KiritimatiMon 9:40 AM5023 km3121 miles2712 nmWest-northwest WNW
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