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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 Monday, September 22, 2014 at 20:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 06' North, Longitude: 126° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.94 meters/second, 1670.2 km/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.0"1037.88 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 misouth1037.88 mi
24 hours0° 05' 14.5"6.04 miwest0° 23' 21.6"26.75 misouth27.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, September 22, 2014 at 20:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 27' North, Longitude: 142° 12' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.62 meters/second, 1618.6 km/hour, 1005.8 miles/hour or 874.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 34.0"16.76 miwest0° 00' 09.3"0.18 misouth16.76 mi
1 hour14° 33' 57.4"1005.78 miwest0° 09' 23.2"10.75 misouth1005.92 mi
24 hours10° 26' 50.6"721.39 mieast3° 48' 48.5"262.04 misouth768.37 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownMon 12:18 PM2809 km1746 miles1517 nmSouth S
PapeeteMon 10:18 AM3182 km1977 miles1718 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiTue 10:18 AM3424 km2127 miles1849 nmWest W
Easter Island *Mon 3:18 PM3531 km2194 miles1907 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HermosilloMon 1:18 PM3612 km2245 miles1950 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Mexico City *Mon 3:18 PM3683 km2289 miles1989 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Mon 1:18 PM3859 km2398 miles2083 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PhoenixMon 1:18 PM3993 km2481 miles2156 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Galapagos IslandsMon 2:18 PM4123 km2562 miles2226 nmEast E
HonoluluMon 10:18 AM4126 km2564 miles2228 nmNorthwest NW
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