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Day and Night World Map

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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Friday, December 20, 2013 at 17:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 26' South
Longitude: 78° 20' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.66 meters/second, 1532.4 km/hour, 952.2 miles/hour or 827.4 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.87 miwest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 misouth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.4"951.81 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth951.81 mi
24 hours0° 07' 25.9"7.87 mieast0° 00' 14.0"0.27 misouth7.87 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 20, 2013 at 17:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 14° 02' North
Longitude: 138° 59' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.52 meters/second, 1571.5 km/hour, 976.5 miles/hour or 848.5 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.28 miwest0° 00' 07.0"0.13 misouth16.28 mi
1 hour14° 32' 54.6"976.37 miwest0° 07' 02.5"8.07 misouth976.65 mi
24 hours10° 42' 49.4"719.07 mieast3° 04' 21.4"211.23 misouth753.72 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaFri 12:10 PM1266 km787 miles684 nmNorth N
La PazFri 1:10 PM1314 km816 miles709 nmNortheast NE
Santiago *Fri 2:10 PM1338 km831 miles722 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MendozaFri 2:10 PM1403 km871 miles757 nmSoutheast SE
SucreFri 1:10 PM1440 km895 miles778 nmEast-northeast ENE
CórdobaFri 2:10 PM1654 km1028 miles893 nmSoutheast SE
Rio BrancoFri 12:10 PM1861 km1157 miles1005 nmNortheast NE
Asuncion *Fri 2:10 PM2108 km1310 miles1138 nmEast E
Buenos AiresFri 2:10 PM2298 km1428 miles1241 nmSoutheast SE
GuayaquilFri 12:10 PM2353 km1462 miles1271 nmNorth N
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