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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 Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 18:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 27' South, Longitude: 99° 48' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.76 meters/second, 1543.5 km/hour, 959.1 miles/hour or 833.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.99 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 misouth15.99 mi
1 hour14° 59' 44.3"958.70 miwest0° 00' 18.2"0.35 misouth958.68 mi
24 hours0° 06' 21.4"6.78 mieast0° 07' 05.7"8.14 misouth10.59 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, December 5, 2013 at 18:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 39' South, Longitude: 58° 58' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.88 meters/second, 1536.8 km/hour, 954.9 miles/hour or 829.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.3"15.91 miwest0° 00' 06.6"0.13 minorth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 24' 19.0"954.71 miwest0° 06' 46.0"7.76 minorth955.02 mi
24 hours13° 56' 39.9"924.18 mieast3° 10' 24.1"218.19 minorth956.54 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 *Thu 1:30 PM1092 km679 miles590 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsThu 12:30 PM2628 km1633 miles1419 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LimaThu 1:30 PM2674 km1662 miles1444 nmEast-northeast ENE
AdamstownThu 10:30 AM3097 km1924 miles1672 nmWest-southwest WSW
Santiago *Thu 3:30 PM3100 km1926 miles1674 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoThu 1:30 PM3371 km2095 miles1820 nmNortheast NE
La PazThu 2:30 PM3382 km2101 miles1826 nmEast E
SucreThu 2:30 PM3608 km2242 miles1948 nmEast E
CórdobaThu 3:30 PM3657 km2272 miles1975 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoThu 1:30 PM3676 km2284 miles1985 nmEast-northeast ENE
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