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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 Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 16:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 15' South, Longitude: 72° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.26 meters/second, 1534.5 km/hour, 953.5 miles/hour or 828.6 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' 41.7"953.16 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 minorth953.17 mi
24 hours0° 07' 18.0"7.74 mieast0° 03' 30.8"4.03 minorth8.73 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 16:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 37' South, Longitude: 126° 59' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.37 meters/second, 1549.3 km/hour, 962.7 miles/hour or 836.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.8"16.05 miwest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 misouth16.05 mi
1 hour14° 26' 49.0"962.50 miwest0° 07' 09.5"8.21 misouth962.26 mi
24 hours13° 41' 38.8"912.36 mieast2° 25' 23.8"166.65 misouth921.88 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Antofagasta *Sat 1:50 PM202 km125 miles109 nmEast-southeast ESE
SaltaSat 1:50 PM727 km452 miles392 nmEast-southeast ESE
TucumánSat 1:50 PM821 km510 miles443 nmEast-southeast ESE
La PazSat 12:50 PM867 km538 miles468 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SucreSat 12:50 PM871 km541 miles470 nmEast-northeast ENE
MendozaSat 1:50 PM1124 km699 miles607 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Santiago *Sat 1:50 PM1141 km709 miles616 nmSouth S
CórdobaSat 1:50 PM1214 km754 miles655 nmSoutheast SE
LimaSat 11:50 AM1334 km829 miles720 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Asuncion *Sat 1:50 PM1509 km938 miles815 nmEast-southeast ESE
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