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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 Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 17:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 52' South
Longitude: 81° 45' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.44 meters/second, 1538.8 km/hour, 956.2 miles/hour or 830.9 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.94 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 minorth15.94 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.5"955.82 miwest0° 00' 14.0"0.27 minorth955.83 mi
24 hours0° 06' 55.8"7.37 mieast0° 05' 49.7"6.68 minorth9.95 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 17:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 11' South
Longitude: 63° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.84 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' 23.9"16.03 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 minorth16.03 mi
1 hour14° 23' 59.0"961.41 miwest0° 08' 14.6"9.45 minorth961.77 mi
24 hours14° 04' 41.4"939.95 mieast3° 43' 22.2"255.94 minorth981.49 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaThu 12:30 PM1297 km806 miles700 nmNorth-northeast NNE
La PazThu 1:30 PM1590 km988 miles859 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santiago *Thu 2:30 PM1596 km992 miles862 nmSoutheast SE
SucreThu 1:30 PM1765 km1096 miles953 nmEast E
CórdobaThu 2:30 PM1979 km1230 miles1069 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoThu 12:30 PM2058 km1279 miles1111 nmNortheast NE
GuayaquilThu 12:30 PM2294 km1425 miles1239 nmNorth N
Asuncion *Thu 2:30 PM2462 km1530 miles1330 nmEast E
QuitoThu 12:30 PM2529 km1571 miles1366 nmNorth N
Galapagos IslandsThu 11:30 AM2575 km1600 miles1390 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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