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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, September 13, 2014 at 17:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 37' North, Longitude: 83° 49' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.02 meters/second, 1666.9 km/hour, 1035.8 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"1035.82 miwest0° 00' 57.3"1.10 misouth1035.83 mi
24 hours0° 05' 20.8"6.15 miwest0° 23' 00.5"26.35 misouth27.06 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 17:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 42' North, Longitude: 155° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.98 meters/second, 1551.5 km/hour, 964.1 miles/hour or 837.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"16.07 miwest0° 00' 05.7"0.11 minorth16.07 mi
1 hour14° 28' 26.3"963.93 miwest0° 05' 45.9"6.61 minorth963.72 mi
24 hours12° 32' 28.2"835.25 mieast1° 51' 25.2"127.71 minorth841.05 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
DavidSat 12:30 PM553 km344 miles299 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santiago de VeraguasSat 12:30 PM586 km364 miles316 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santo Domingo (Ecuador)Sat 12:30 PM671 km417 miles362 nmSoutheast SE
San JoseSat 11:30 AM698 km434 miles377 nmNorth N
QuitoSat 12:30 PM729 km453 miles394 nmSoutheast SE
PanamaSat 12:30 PM760 km472 miles410 nmNortheast NE
GuayaquilSat 12:30 PM779 km484 miles421 nmSoutheast SE
CaliSat 12:30 PM813 km505 miles439 nmEast E
Galapagos IslandsSat 11:30 AM815 km507 miles440 nmSouthwest SW
FlorenciaSat 12:30 PM939 km584 miles507 nmEast-southeast ESE
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