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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 Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 18:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 38' North, Longitude: 97° 00' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.92 meters/second, 1670.1 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' 13.3"1037.83 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 misouth1037.83 mi
24 hours0° 05' 17.5"6.10 miwest0° 23' 20.2"26.73 misouth27.41 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, September 21, 2011 at 18:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 45' North, Longitude: 172° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.57 meters/second, 1506.8 km/hour, 936.3 miles/hour or 813.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.1"15.61 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 misouth15.61 mi
1 hour14° 28' 08.8"936.03 miwest0° 05' 38.6"6.47 misouth936.35 mi
24 hours12° 44' 31.5"824.37 mieast2° 48' 10.4"192.81 misouth853.69 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsWed 12:20 PM841 km523 miles454 nmEast-southeast ESE
San SalvadorWed 12:20 PM1682 km1045 miles908 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santa AnaWed 12:20 PM1691 km1050 miles913 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaWed 12:20 PM1703 km1058 miles919 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaWed 12:20 PM1741 km1082 miles940 nmNortheast NE
San JoseWed 12:20 PM1762 km1095 miles952 nmNortheast NE
Acapulco *Wed 1:20 PM1823 km1133 miles984 nmNorth N
TegucigalpaWed 12:20 PM1836 km1141 miles992 nmNortheast NE
GuayaquilWed 1:20 PM1929 km1199 miles1042 nmEast E
BelmopanWed 12:20 PM2048 km1272 miles1106 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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