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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 19:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 48' North, Longitude: 113° 41' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.38 meters/second, 1668.2 km/hour, 1036.5 miles/hour or 900.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.28 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.28 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.3"1036.54 miwest0° 00' 58.7"1.12 minorth1036.53 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.6"5.19 miwest0° 23' 26.4"26.85 minorth27.34 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 19:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 06' South, Longitude: 152° 18' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.62 meters/second, 1593.4 km/hour, 990.1 miles/hour or 860.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.3"16.50 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 minorth16.50 mi
1 hour14° 27' 22.9"989.99 miwest0° 10' 48.0"12.37 minorth990.29 mi
24 hours12° 55' 18.0"884.90 mieast4° 30' 09.1"309.39 minorth941.23 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AcapulcoThu 1:40 PM2162 km1344 miles1168 nmNortheast NE
GuadalajaraThu 1:40 PM2272 km1412 miles1227 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MazatlanThu 12:40 PM2391 km1486 miles1291 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico CityThu 1:40 PM2426 km1507 miles1310 nmNortheast NE
AguascalientesThu 1:40 PM2441 km1517 miles1318 nmNorth-northeast NNE
VeracruzThu 1:40 PM2630 km1634 miles1420 nmNortheast NE
Galapagos IslandsThu 1:40 PM2710 km1684 miles1464 nmEast E
GuatemalaThu 1:40 PM2858 km1776 miles1543 nmEast-northeast ENE
HermosilloThu 12:40 PM2921 km1815 miles1577 nmNorth N
San SalvadorThu 1:40 PM2950 km1833 miles1593 nmEast-northeast ENE
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