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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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 18:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 23° 14' South
Longitude: 102° 20' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.28 meters/second, 1534.6 km/hour, 953.6 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"953.19 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 minorth953.20 mi
24 hours0° 07' 17.8"7.73 mieast0° 03' 33.1"4.08 minorth8.74 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, December 28, 2013 at 18:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 52' South
Longitude: 155° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.78 meters/second, 1547.2 km/hour, 961.4 miles/hour or 835.4 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' 37.9"961.17 miwest0° 06' 59.0"8.01 misouth960.93 mi
24 hours13° 45' 56.7"916.07 mieast2° 20' 30.8"161.06 misouth924.62 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 *Sat 1:50 PM824 km512 miles445 nmWest-southwest WSW
AdamstownSat 10:50 AM2825 km1755 miles1525 nmWest W
Galapagos IslandsSat 12:50 PM2829 km1758 miles1527 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LimaSat 1:50 PM2949 km1832 miles1592 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santiago *Sat 3:50 PM3288 km2043 miles1776 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoSat 1:50 PM3622 km2251 miles1956 nmNortheast NE
La PazSat 2:50 PM3650 km2268 miles1971 nmEast E
CórdobaSat 3:50 PM3864 km2401 miles2086 nmEast-southeast ESE
SucreSat 2:50 PM3869 km2404 miles2089 nmEast E
Rio BrancoSat 1:50 PM3950 km2455 miles2133 nmEast-northeast ENE
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