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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, March 20, 2014 at 18:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 02' North, Longitude: 102° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.93 meters/second, 1670.1 km/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.0"1037.85 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.85 mi
24 hours0° 04' 28.0"5.15 miwest0° 23' 41.7"27.14 minorth27.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 18:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 36' South, Longitude: 123° 60' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.22 meters/second, 1552.4 km/hour, 964.6 miles/hour or 838.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"16.08 miwest0° 00' 06.2"0.12 misouth16.08 mi
1 hour14° 28' 28.4"964.44 miwest0° 06' 18.1"7.22 misouth964.22 mi
24 hours12° 51' 52.0"857.20 mieast2° 06' 27.1"144.93 misouth864.83 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 12:56 PM1432 km890 miles773 nmEast E
AcapulcoThu 12:56 PM1880 km1168 miles1015 nmNorth N
GuatemalaThu 12:56 PM2077 km1291 miles1122 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorThu 12:56 PM2101 km1305 miles1134 nmNortheast NE
Mexico CityThu 12:56 PM2175 km1351 miles1174 nmNorth N
VeracruzThu 12:56 PM2226 km1383 miles1202 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaThu 12:56 PM2233 km1387 miles1206 nmNortheast NE
TegucigalpaThu 12:56 PM2284 km1419 miles1233 nmNortheast NE
GuadalajaraThu 12:56 PM2285 km1420 miles1234 nmNorth N
San JoseThu 12:56 PM2308 km1434 miles1246 nmEast-northeast ENE
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