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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 17:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 15' South, Longitude: 84° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.27 meters/second, 1534.6 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"953.17 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 minorth953.18 mi
24 hours0° 07' 18.0"7.74 mieast0° 03' 31.9"4.05 minorth8.73 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 17:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 43' South, Longitude: 139° 02' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.12 meters/second, 1548.4 km/hour, 962.2 miles/hour or 836.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.8"16.04 miwest0° 00' 07.1"0.14 misouth16.04 mi
1 hour14° 26' 44.3"961.95 miwest0° 07' 05.2"8.12 misouth961.70 mi
24 hours13° 43' 26.6"913.91 mieast2° 23' 22.6"164.34 misouth923.02 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaSat 12:40 PM1488 km925 miles804 nmNortheast NE
Santiago *Sat 2:40 PM1787 km1111 miles965 nmSoutheast SE
La PazSat 1:40 PM1900 km1181 miles1026 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreSat 1:40 PM2084 km1295 miles1125 nmEast E
CórdobaSat 2:40 PM2232 km1387 miles1205 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoSat 12:40 PM2331 km1448 miles1258 nmNortheast NE
GuayaquilSat 12:40 PM2386 km1483 miles1289 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Easter Island *Sat 12:40 PM2502 km1554 miles1351 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsSat 11:40 AM2525 km1569 miles1363 nmNorth-northwest NNW
QuitoSat 12:40 PM2636 km1638 miles1423 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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