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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 26, 2014 at 19:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 31' South, Longitude: 112° 04' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.80 meters/second, 1651.7 km/hour, 1026.3 miles/hour or 891.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.11 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.11 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.3"1026.31 miwest0° 00' 56.3"1.07 minorth1026.34 mi
24 hours0° 02' 37.0"2.98 miwest0° 22' 34.4"25.86 minorth26.03 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 19:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 32' South, Longitude: 147° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.59 meters/second, 1553.7 km/hour, 965.4 miles/hour or 838.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.8"16.09 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.16 minorth16.09 mi
1 hour14° 24' 54.5"965.32 miwest0° 08' 11.9"9.39 minorth965.66 mi
24 hours13° 52' 43.4"929.41 mieast3° 42' 26.5"254.87 minorth970.58 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 *Wed 2:40 PM2075 km1289 miles1120 nmSouth S
Galapagos IslandsWed 1:40 PM2630 km1634 miles1420 nmEast-northeast ENE
AdamstownWed 11:40 AM2648 km1645 miles1430 nmSouthwest SW
Mexico CityWed 1:40 PM3401 km2113 miles1836 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaWed 1:40 PM3493 km2170 miles1886 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorWed 1:40 PM3525 km2191 miles1904 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaWed 1:40 PM3658 km2273 miles1975 nmNortheast NE
TegucigalpaWed 1:40 PM3712 km2306 miles2004 nmNortheast NE
San JoseWed 1:40 PM3713 km2307 miles2005 nmEast-northeast ENE
BelmopanWed 1:40 PM3833 km2382 miles2070 nmNortheast NE
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