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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 Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 19:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 2° 24' North
Longitude: 111° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.52 meters/second, 1668.7 km/hour, 1036.9 miles/hour or 901.0 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.28 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.28 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.3"1036.94 miwest0° 00' 58.7"1.12 minorth1036.93 mi
24 hours0° 04' 31.1"5.20 miwest0° 23' 29.7"26.91 minorth27.41 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 19:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 12° 09' South
Longitude: 163° 21' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.73 meters/second, 1572.2 km/hour, 976.9 miles/hour or 848.9 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.6"16.28 miwest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 minorth16.28 mi
1 hour14° 26' 38.9"976.85 miwest0° 09' 14.2"10.58 minorth977.19 mi
24 hours13° 11' 56.2"892.66 mieast4° 00' 57.5"276.03 minorth940.06 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AcapulcoWed 1:30 PM2030 km1262 miles1096 nmNortheast NE
GuadalajaraWed 1:30 PM2200 km1367 miles1188 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico CityWed 1:30 PM2307 km1433 miles1246 nmNortheast NE
MazatlanWed 12:30 PM2364 km1469 miles1277 nmNorth-northeast NNE
AguascalientesWed 1:30 PM2365 km1470 miles1277 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Galapagos IslandsWed 1:30 PM2452 km1523 miles1324 nmEast E
VeracruzWed 1:30 PM2488 km1546 miles1343 nmNortheast NE
GuatemalaWed 1:30 PM2659 km1652 miles1436 nmEast-northeast ENE
San SalvadorWed 1:30 PM2742 km1704 miles1481 nmEast-northeast ENE
HermosilloWed 12:30 PM2951 km1834 miles1593 nmNorth N
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