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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 Friday, December 27, 2013 at 18:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 17' South, Longitude: 99° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.11 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"952.75 miwest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 minorth952.76 mi
24 hours0° 07' 20.6"7.78 mieast0° 03' 04.9"3.54 minorth8.55 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, December 27, 2013 at 18:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 39' South, Longitude: 166° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.02 meters/second, 1573.3 km/hour, 977.6 miles/hour or 849.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.8"16.29 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 misouth16.29 mi
1 hour14° 28' 51.3"977.37 miwest0° 08' 44.4"10.02 misouth977.14 mi
24 hours12° 52' 36.1"869.12 mieast3° 11' 15.5"219.15 misouth890.62 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 *Fri 1:40 PM1060 km658 miles572 nmWest-southwest WSW
LimaFri 1:40 PM2699 km1677 miles1457 nmEast-northeast ENE
Galapagos IslandsFri 12:40 PM2706 km1681 miles1461 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santiago *Fri 3:40 PM3045 km1892 miles1644 nmEast-southeast ESE
AdamstownFri 10:40 AM3091 km1921 miles1669 nmWest W
La PazFri 2:40 PM3380 km2100 miles1825 nmEast E
QuitoFri 1:40 PM3428 km2130 miles1851 nmNortheast NE
SucreFri 2:40 PM3597 km2235 miles1942 nmEast E
CórdobaFri 3:40 PM3610 km2243 miles1949 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoFri 1:40 PM3692 km2294 miles1994 nmEast-northeast ENE
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