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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 18:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 31' South
Longitude: 99° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.40 meters/second, 1592.6 km/hour, 989.6 miles/hour or 860.0 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"989.43 miwest0° 00' 41.4"0.79 minorth989.47 mi
24 hours0° 02' 15.1"2.48 mieast0° 16' 45.8"19.22 minorth19.38 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 18:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 13° 10' South
Longitude: 102° 29' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.90 meters/second, 1562.0 km/hour, 970.6 miles/hour or 843.4 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"16.18 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 minorth16.18 mi
1 hour14° 24' 30.0"970.51 miwest0° 09' 29.7"10.88 minorth970.89 mi
24 hours13° 55' 47.2"938.29 mieast4° 09' 25.8"285.76 minorth987.64 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 1:50 PM1468 km912 miles793 nmSouthwest SW
Galapagos IslandsThu 12:50 PM2131 km1324 miles1151 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LimaThu 1:50 PM2485 km1544 miles1342 nmEast E
QuitoThu 1:50 PM2987 km1856 miles1613 nmNortheast NE
AdamstownThu 10:50 AM3281 km2038 miles1771 nmWest-southwest WSW
La PazThu 2:50 PM3333 km2071 miles1799 nmEast E
Santiago *Thu 3:50 PM3370 km2094 miles1820 nmSoutheast SE
San JoseThu 12:50 PM3475 km2159 miles1876 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio BrancoThu 1:50 PM3516 km2185 miles1898 nmEast E
ManaguaThu 12:50 PM3587 km2229 miles1937 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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