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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 Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 18:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 31' South
Longitude: 94° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.39 meters/second, 1592.6 km/hour, 989.6 miles/hour or 859.9 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.49 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.49 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.0"989.41 miwest0° 00' 41.4"0.79 minorth989.45 mi
24 hours0° 02' 15.3"2.48 mieast0° 16' 45.7"19.21 minorth19.37 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 18:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 13° 14' South
Longitude: 97° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.80 meters/second, 1561.7 km/hour, 970.4 miles/hour or 843.2 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"16.17 miwest0° 00' 09.3"0.18 minorth16.17 mi
1 hour14° 24' 29.0"970.28 miwest0° 09' 27.9"10.85 minorth970.66 mi
24 hours13° 56' 15.7"938.62 mieast4° 08' 51.2"285.10 minorth987.78 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 *Thu 1:30 PM1861 km1156 miles1005 nmSouthwest SW
Galapagos IslandsThu 12:30 PM1914 km1189 miles1033 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LimaThu 1:30 PM1968 km1223 miles1063 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuayaquilThu 1:30 PM2323 km1443 miles1254 nmNortheast NE
QuitoThu 1:30 PM2590 km1609 miles1399 nmNortheast NE
La PazThu 2:30 PM2802 km1741 miles1513 nmEast E
Santiago *Thu 3:30 PM2958 km1838 miles1597 nmSoutheast SE
Rio BrancoThu 1:30 PM2995 km1861 miles1617 nmEast-northeast ENE
SucreThu 2:30 PM3087 km1918 miles1667 nmEast E
San JoseThu 12:30 PM3244 km2016 miles1751 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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