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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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Position of the Sun

On Friday, December 27, 2013 at 17:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 18' South
Longitude: 84° 58' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.10 meters/second, 1534.0 km/hour, 953.2 miles/hour or 828.3 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.89 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 minorth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 59' 41.6"952.81 miwest0° 00' 07.1"0.14 minorth952.81 mi
24 hours0° 07' 20.7"7.78 mieast0° 03' 03.8"3.52 minorth8.54 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 27, 2013 at 17:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 12° 30' South
Longitude: 151° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.31 meters/second, 1574.3 km/hour, 978.2 miles/hour or 850.1 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.9"16.30 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 misouth16.31 mi
1 hour14° 28' 56.4"978.08 miwest0° 08' 47.9"10.08 misouth977.85 mi
24 hours12° 50' 26.6"867.24 mieast3° 12' 56.1"221.09 misouth889.30 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaFri 12:40 PM1500 km932 miles810 nmNortheast NE
Santiago *Fri 2:40 PM1793 km1114 miles968 nmSoutheast SE
La PazFri 1:40 PM1914 km1189 miles1033 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreFri 1:40 PM2098 km1303 miles1133 nmEast E
CórdobaFri 2:40 PM2241 km1392 miles1210 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoFri 12:40 PM2344 km1456 miles1266 nmNortheast NE
GuayaquilFri 12:40 PM2395 km1488 miles1293 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Easter Island *Fri 12:40 PM2488 km1546 miles1343 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsFri 11:40 AM2528 km1571 miles1365 nmNorth-northwest NNW
QuitoFri 12:40 PM2645 km1644 miles1428 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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