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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, February 19, 2014 at 16:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 08' South, Longitude: 70° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.20 meters/second, 1638.7 km/hour, 1018.2 miles/hour or 884.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.97 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth16.97 mi
1 hour15° 00' 03.6"1018.21 miwest0° 00' 53.6"1.02 minorth1018.24 mi
24 hours0° 01' 34.4"1.78 miwest0° 21' 31.4"24.66 minorth24.72 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, February 19, 2014 at 16:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 54' South, Longitude: 158° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.44 meters/second, 1592.8 km/hour, 989.7 miles/hour or 860.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.50 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 misouth16.50 mi
1 hour14° 31' 18.5"989.62 miwest0° 09' 04.0"10.39 misouth989.44 mi
24 hours11° 44' 12.4"799.85 mieast3° 24' 19.6"234.09 misouth828.97 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Rio BrancoWed 11:56 AM353 km220 miles191 nmEast-northeast ENE
ArequipaWed 11:56 AM590 km367 miles319 nmSouth S
La PazWed 12:56 PM662 km412 miles358 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LimaWed 11:56 AM685 km425 miles370 nmWest W
SucreWed 12:56 PM1060 km658 miles572 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GuayaquilWed 11:56 AM1405 km873 miles759 nmNorthwest NW
QuitoWed 11:56 AM1474 km916 miles796 nmNorthwest NW
ManausWed 12:56 PM1486 km923 miles802 nmNortheast NE
CaliWed 11:56 AM1725 km1072 miles931 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BogotaWed 11:56 AM1780 km1106 miles961 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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