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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° 41' 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"962.40 miwest0° 00' 22.5"0.43 misouth962.38 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° 27' 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' 49.0"952.30 miwest0° 05' 52.5"6.73 misouth952.07 mi
24 hours14° 23' 32.7"950.90 mieast1° 47' 53.9"123.68 misouth954.15 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 PM1022 km635 miles552 nmSoutheast SE
AdamstownSun 11:40 AM1314 km817 miles710 nmWest-southwest WSW
PapeeteSun 9:40 AM3370 km2094 miles1820 nmWest W
Galapagos IslandsSun 1:40 PM3831 km2380 miles2069 nmNortheast NE
RarotongaSun 9:40 AM4346 km2700 miles2346 nmWest W
LimaSun 2:40 PM4450 km2765 miles2403 nmEast E
Santiago *Sun 4:40 PM4769 km2963 miles2575 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoSun 2:40 PM4880 km3032 miles2635 nmEast-northeast ENE
Mexico CitySun 1:40 PM4999 km3106 miles2699 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaSun 1:40 PM5011 km3114 miles2706 nmNortheast NE
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