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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 Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 18:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 48' South, Longitude: 96° 59' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.72 meters/second, 1590.2 km/hour, 988.1 miles/hour or 858.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.47 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.47 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.6"987.91 miwest0° 00' 40.8"0.78 minorth987.94 mi
24 hours0° 02' 27.5"2.70 mieast0° 16' 27.1"18.86 minorth19.05 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 18:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 29' South, Longitude: 114° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.80 meters/second, 1536.5 km/hour, 954.7 miles/hour or 829.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.4"15.91 miwest0° 00' 06.7"0.13 minorth15.91 mi
1 hour14° 23' 23.4"954.58 miwest0° 06' 54.2"7.91 minorth954.90 mi
24 hours14° 26' 58.9"958.55 mieast3° 16' 51.1"225.59 minorth992.10 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 *Wed 1:40 PM1633 km1015 miles882 nmSouthwest SW
Galapagos IslandsWed 12:40 PM2036 km1265 miles1099 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LimaWed 1:40 PM2237 km1390 miles1208 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuayaquilWed 1:40 PM2541 km1579 miles1372 nmNortheast NE
QuitoWed 1:40 PM2805 km1743 miles1515 nmNortheast NE
La PazWed 2:40 PM3071 km1908 miles1658 nmEast E
Santiago *Wed 3:40 PM3145 km1954 miles1698 nmSoutheast SE
Rio BrancoWed 1:40 PM3265 km2029 miles1763 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreWed 2:40 PM3350 km2082 miles1809 nmEast E
San JoseWed 12:40 PM3379 km2100 miles1825 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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