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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 22, 2013 at 18:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' South, Longitude: 92° 48' 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 minorth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.4"951.75 miwest0° 00' 01.2"0.02 minorth951.75 mi
24 hours0° 07' 26.9"7.88 mieast0° 00' 43.5"0.83 minorth7.93 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, December 22, 2013 at 18:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 17' North, Longitude: 145° 56' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.76 meters/second, 1608.3 km/hour, 999.4 miles/hour or 868.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.8"16.66 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 misouth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 33' 50.9"999.28 miwest0° 09' 19.8"10.69 misouth999.51 mi
24 hours10° 27' 25.3"717.49 mieast3° 52' 07.6"265.84 misouth767.54 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 *Sun 1:10 PM1713 km1064 miles925 nmWest-southwest WSW
LimaSun 1:10 PM2089 km1298 miles1128 nmNortheast NE
Santiago *Sun 3:10 PM2428 km1509 miles1311 nmEast-southeast ESE
Galapagos IslandsSun 12:10 PM2517 km1564 miles1359 nmNorth N
La PazSun 2:10 PM2689 km1671 miles1452 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreSun 2:10 PM2895 km1799 miles1563 nmEast E
CórdobaSun 3:10 PM2956 km1837 miles1596 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoSun 1:10 PM2996 km1862 miles1618 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio BrancoSun 1:10 PM3043 km1891 miles1643 nmEast-northeast ENE
Buenos AiresSun 3:10 PM3553 km2208 miles1919 nmEast-southeast ESE
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