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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 Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 17:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 46' South, Longitude: 73° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.75 meters/second, 1640.7 km/hour, 1019.5 miles/hour or 885.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.99 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth16.99 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.0"1019.46 miwest0° 00' 54.0"1.03 minorth1019.48 mi
24 hours0° 01' 44.0"1.96 miwest0° 21' 41.6"24.85 minorth24.93 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 17:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 20' South, Longitude: 167° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.35 meters/second, 1570.9 km/hour, 976.1 miles/hour or 848.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.8"16.27 miwest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 misouth16.27 mi
1 hour14° 29' 53.6"975.95 miwest0° 07' 48.6"8.95 misouth975.72 mi
24 hours347° 39' 17.3"831.05 miwest2° 48' 06.6"192.65 misouth848.07 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HuancayoThu 12:06 PM248 km154 miles134 nmSouthwest SW
LimaThu 12:06 PM426 km265 miles230 nmWest-southwest WSW
CobijaThu 1:06 PM503 km312 miles271 nmEast E
Rio BrancoThu 12:06 PM613 km381 miles331 nmEast E
ArequipaThu 12:06 PM655 km407 miles354 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RiberaltaThu 1:06 PM798 km496 miles431 nmEast E
La PazThu 1:06 PM850 km528 miles459 nmSoutheast SE
GuayaquilThu 12:06 PM1190 km740 miles643 nmNorthwest NW
SucreThu 1:06 PM1262 km784 miles682 nmSoutheast SE
QuitoThu 12:06 PM1297 km806 miles700 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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