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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 27, 2014 at 19:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 09' South, Longitude: 107° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.24 meters/second, 1653.2 km/hour, 1027.3 miles/hour or 892.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.12 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.12 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.7"1027.29 miwest0° 00' 56.5"1.08 minorth1027.31 mi
24 hours0° 02' 44.9"3.14 miwest0° 22' 41.6"25.99 minorth26.18 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 19:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 53' South, Longitude: 129° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.24 meters/second, 1577.7 km/hour, 980.3 miles/hour or 851.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.7"16.34 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 minorth16.34 mi
1 hour14° 25' 45.6"980.24 miwest0° 10' 16.8"11.78 minorth980.59 mi
24 hours13° 30' 30.4"917.69 mieast4° 23' 30.6"301.84 minorth971.60 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsThu 1:20 PM2101 km1306 miles1135 nmEast-northeast ENE
Easter Island *Thu 2:20 PM2109 km1310 miles1139 nmSouth S
AdamstownThu 11:20 AM3076 km1911 miles1661 nmSouthwest SW
GuatemalaThu 1:20 PM3112 km1934 miles1681 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorThu 1:20 PM3124 km1941 miles1687 nmNortheast NE
Mexico CityThu 1:20 PM3173 km1972 miles1713 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaThu 1:20 PM3219 km2000 miles1738 nmNortheast NE
San JoseThu 1:20 PM3243 km2015 miles1751 nmNortheast NE
QuitoThu 2:20 PM3293 km2046 miles1778 nmEast-northeast ENE
TegucigalpaThu 1:20 PM3297 km2048 miles1780 nmNortheast NE
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