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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 28, 2014 at 17:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 48' South, Longitude: 79° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.63 meters/second, 1654.7 km/hour, 1028.2 miles/hour or 893.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.14 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.14 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.9"1028.10 miwest0° 00' 56.9"1.09 minorth1028.12 mi
24 hours0° 02' 52.0"3.27 miwest0° 22' 47.7"26.11 minorth26.32 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 28, 2014 at 17:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 51' South, Longitude: 88° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.52 meters/second, 1596.7 km/hour, 992.1 miles/hour or 862.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.6"16.53 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.54 mi
1 hour14° 26' 39.9"992.02 miwest0° 11' 31.2"13.19 minorth992.30 mi
24 hours13° 09' 15.9"903.43 mieast4° 44' 00.0"325.24 minorth963.43 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TrujilloFri 12:30 PM53 km33 miles29 nmSoutheast SE
ChiclayoFri 12:30 PM121 km75 miles65 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LimaFri 12:30 PM536 km333 miles290 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GuayaquilFri 12:30 PM620 km385 miles335 nmNorth N
QuitoFri 12:30 PM842 km523 miles455 nmNorth N
Machu Picchu PuebloFri 12:30 PM956 km594 miles516 nmSoutheast SE
CaliFri 12:30 PM1279 km795 miles691 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio BrancoFri 12:30 PM1294 km804 miles699 nmEast-southeast ESE
Galapagos IslandsFri 11:30 AM1367 km849 miles738 nmWest-northwest WNW
BogotaFri 12:30 PM1495 km929 miles807 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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