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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 Friday, February 21, 2014 at 17:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 24' South, Longitude: 73° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.29 meters/second, 1642.6 km/hour, 1020.7 miles/hour or 887.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.01 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.01 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.7"1020.67 miwest0° 00' 54.4"1.04 minorth1020.70 mi
24 hours0° 01' 53.5"2.15 miwest0° 21' 51.2"25.03 minorth25.13 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 21, 2014 at 17:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 08' South, Longitude: 179° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.02 meters/second, 1548.1 km/hour, 961.9 miles/hour or 835.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.2"16.03 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 misouth16.03 mi
1 hour14° 28' 17.7"961.73 miwest0° 06' 02.0"6.92 misouth961.51 mi
24 hours12° 59' 25.6"863.33 mieast1° 59' 24.3"136.86 misouth869.66 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LimaFri 12:06 PM439 km272 miles237 nmWest-southwest WSW
CobijaFri 1:06 PM510 km317 miles275 nmEast E
Rio BrancoFri 12:06 PM612 km380 miles330 nmEast E
RiberaltaFri 1:06 PM804 km500 miles434 nmEast E
La PazFri 1:06 PM882 km548 miles476 nmSoutheast SE
GuayaquilFri 12:06 PM1157 km719 miles625 nmNorthwest NW
QuitoFri 12:06 PM1259 km783 miles680 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SucreFri 1:06 PM1294 km804 miles699 nmSoutheast SE
CaliFri 12:06 PM1565 km973 miles845 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BogotaFri 12:06 PM1665 km1035 miles899 nmNorth N
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