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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 18:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 14' South, Longitude: 99° 33' 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"953.12 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 minorth953.13 mi
24 hours0° 07' 17.8"7.73 mieast0° 03' 32.9"4.07 minorth8.74 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 18:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 50' South, Longitude: 153° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.83 meters/second, 1547.4 km/hour, 961.5 miles/hour or 835.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.6"16.02 miwest0° 00' 07.0"0.13 misouth16.02 mi
1 hour14° 26' 38.8"961.23 miwest0° 07' 00.1"8.02 misouth960.98 mi
24 hours13° 45' 33.0"915.66 mieast2° 20' 58.3"161.57 misouth924.30 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 *Sat 1:40 PM1073 km667 miles580 nmWest-southwest WSW
LimaSat 1:40 PM2685 km1669 miles1450 nmEast-northeast ENE
Galapagos IslandsSat 12:40 PM2696 km1675 miles1456 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santiago *Sat 3:40 PM3037 km1887 miles1640 nmEast-southeast ESE
AdamstownSat 10:40 AM3105 km1929 miles1676 nmWest W
La PazSat 2:40 PM3367 km2092 miles1818 nmEast E
QuitoSat 1:40 PM3415 km2122 miles1844 nmNortheast NE
SucreSat 2:40 PM3584 km2227 miles1935 nmEast E
CórdobaSat 3:40 PM3601 km2237 miles1944 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoSat 1:40 PM3679 km2286 miles1986 nmEast-northeast ENE
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