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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 Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 16:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 3° 38' North
Longitude: 68° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.02 meters/second, 1666.9 km/hour, 1035.7 miles/hour or 900.0 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.26 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.26 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.4"1035.80 miwest0° 00' 57.3"1.10 misouth1035.81 mi
24 hours0° 05' 20.8"6.15 miwest0° 23' 00.3"26.35 misouth27.06 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 16:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 36' North
Longitude: 170° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.17 meters/second, 1552.2 km/hour, 964.5 miles/hour or 838.1 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' 05.9"0.11 minorth16.08 mi
1 hour14° 28' 25.2"964.37 miwest0° 05' 51.7"6.72 minorth964.16 mi
24 hours347° 27' 04.5"836.15 miwest1° 53' 46.3"130.40 minorth842.29 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Puerto AyacuchoSat 12:00 Noon259 km161 miles140 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San Fernando de ApureSat 12:00 Noon493 km306 miles266 nmNorth-northeast NNE
VillavicencioSat 11:30 AM539 km335 miles291 nmWest W
BogotaSat 11:30 AM596 km370 miles322 nmWest W
BucaramangaSat 11:30 AM618 km384 miles334 nmNorthwest NW
CúcutaSat 11:30 AM626 km389 miles338 nmNorthwest NW
Ciudad BolívarSat 12:00 Noon765 km475 miles413 nmNortheast NE
CaracasSat 12:00 Noon787 km489 miles425 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MedellinSat 11:30 AM807 km501 miles436 nmWest-northwest WNW
CaliSat 11:30 AM855 km531 miles462 nmWest W
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