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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 Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 18:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 8° 55' South
Longitude: 94° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.32 meters/second, 1649.9 km/hour, 1025.2 miles/hour or 890.9 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.09 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.09 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.0"1025.23 miwest0° 00' 55.9"1.07 minorth1025.25 mi
24 hours0° 02' 28.5"2.82 miwest0° 22' 26.5"25.71 minorth25.86 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 18:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 22' South
Longitude: 145° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.32 meters/second, 1531.2 km/hour, 951.4 miles/hour or 826.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.3"15.86 miwest0° 00' 05.2"0.10 minorth15.86 mi
1 hour14° 24' 24.5"951.25 miwest0° 05' 19.6"6.11 minorth951.50 mi
24 hours14° 09' 49.6"935.21 mieast2° 40' 25.0"183.85 minorth959.44 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsTue 12:30 PM1041 km647 miles562 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuayaquilTue 1:30 PM1781 km1107 miles962 nmEast-northeast ENE
LimaTue 1:30 PM1946 km1209 miles1051 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoTue 1:30 PM2019 km1255 miles1090 nmEast-northeast ENE
San JoseTue 12:30 PM2384 km1481 miles1287 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaTue 12:30 PM2502 km1555 miles1351 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Easter Island *Tue 1:30 PM2545 km1581 miles1374 nmSouthwest SW
San SalvadorTue 12:30 PM2569 km1596 miles1387 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PanamaTue 1:30 PM2586 km1607 miles1396 nmNortheast NE
GuatemalaTue 12:30 PM2639 km1640 miles1425 nmNorth N
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