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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

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 19:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 47' South
Longitude: 109° 29' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.75 meters/second, 1590.3 km/hour, 988.2 miles/hour or 858.7 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"987.96 miwest0° 00' 40.8"0.78 minorth987.99 mi
24 hours0° 02' 27.0"2.69 mieast0° 16' 27.8"18.87 minorth19.06 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 19:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 16° 23' South
Longitude: 126° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.03 meters/second, 1537.3 km/hour, 955.2 miles/hour or 830.1 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.4"15.92 miwest0° 00' 06.8"0.13 minorth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 23' 25.1"955.09 miwest0° 07' 00.3"8.03 minorth955.40 mi
24 hours14° 26' 03.9"958.01 mieast3° 19' 00.0"228.05 minorth992.15 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 2:30 PM1030 km640 miles556 nmSouth S
AdamstownWed 11:30 AM2281 km1417 miles1231 nmWest-southwest WSW
Galapagos IslandsWed 1:30 PM2868 km1782 miles1548 nmNortheast NE
LimaWed 2:30 PM3544 km2202 miles1913 nmEast E
QuitoWed 2:30 PM3908 km2428 miles2110 nmEast-northeast ENE
San SalvadorWed 1:30 PM4134 km2569 miles2232 nmNortheast NE
GuatemalaWed 1:30 PM4144 km2575 miles2237 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San JoseWed 1:30 PM4147 km2577 miles2239 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaWed 1:30 PM4181 km2598 miles2257 nmNortheast NE
Santiago *Wed 4:30 PM4235 km2632 miles2287 nmEast-southeast ESE
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