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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 Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 18:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 34' North, Longitude: 96° 36' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.04 meters/second, 1666.9 km/hour, 1035.8 miles/hour or 900.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.26 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.26 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.2"1035.85 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 minorth1035.84 mi
24 hours0° 04' 28.9"5.16 miwest0° 23' 19.0"26.70 minorth27.20 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 18:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 52' North, Longitude: 110° 03' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.54 meters/second, 1611.2 km/hour, 1001.1 miles/hour or 870.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"16.69 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 minorth16.69 mi
1 hour14° 28' 25.1"1001.11 miwest0° 11' 41.4"13.39 minorth1001.17 mi
24 hours12° 34' 46.9"870.11 mieast4° 34' 32.5"314.42 minorth923.82 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsSat 12:30 PM922 km573 miles498 nmEast-southeast ESE
San SalvadorSat 12:30 PM1386 km861 miles748 nmNortheast NE
Santa AnaSat 12:30 PM1389 km863 miles750 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaSat 12:30 PM1392 km865 miles752 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaSat 12:30 PM1483 km922 miles801 nmNortheast NE
AcapulcoSat 12:30 PM1514 km941 miles818 nmNorth-northwest NNW
San JoseSat 12:30 PM1552 km965 miles838 nmEast-northeast ENE
TegucigalpaSat 12:30 PM1554 km965 miles839 nmNortheast NE
VeracruzSat 12:30 PM1729 km1074 miles933 nmNorth N
BelmopanSat 12:30 PM1739 km1080 miles939 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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