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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 27, 2014 at 18:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 47' North, Longitude: 93° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.39 meters/second, 1668.2 km/hour, 1036.6 miles/hour or 900.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.28 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.28 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.3"1036.63 miwest0° 00' 58.7"1.12 minorth1036.62 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.6"5.19 miwest0° 23' 26.6"26.85 minorth27.35 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 18:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 20' South, Longitude: 133° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.34 meters/second, 1592.4 km/hour, 989.5 miles/hour or 859.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"16.49 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 minorth16.49 mi
1 hour14° 27' 20.7"989.43 miwest0° 10' 43.9"12.29 minorth989.73 mi
24 hours12° 56' 07.7"885.39 mieast4° 29' 01.6"308.13 minorth941.39 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 12:20 PM633 km393 miles342 nmSoutheast SE
San SalvadorThu 12:20 PM1316 km818 miles711 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santa AnaThu 12:20 PM1331 km827 miles719 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaThu 12:20 PM1339 km832 miles723 nmNortheast NE
San JoseThu 12:20 PM1348 km838 miles728 nmNortheast NE
GuatemalaThu 12:20 PM1362 km846 miles735 nmNorth-northeast NNE
TegucigalpaThu 12:20 PM1452 km902 miles784 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuayaquilThu 1:20 PM1659 km1031 miles896 nmEast-southeast ESE
AcapulcoThu 12:20 PM1688 km1049 miles912 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BelmopanThu 12:20 PM1698 km1055 miles917 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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