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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: 96° 44' 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"1037.75 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 misouth1037.76 mi
24 hours0° 05' 17.5"6.10 miwest0° 23' 20.2"26.72 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: 171° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 418.56 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"15.60 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 misouth15.61 mi
1 hour14° 28' 08.8"935.96 miwest0° 05' 38.5"6.47 misouth936.27 mi
24 hours12° 44' 31.6"824.31 mieast2° 48' 07.2"192.73 misouth853.61 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 PM811 km504 miles438 nmEast-southeast ESE
San SalvadorWed 12:20 PM1667 km1036 miles900 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santa AnaWed 12:20 PM1676 km1041 miles905 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuatemalaWed 12:20 PM1690 km1050 miles913 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaWed 12:20 PM1720 km1069 miles929 nmNortheast NE
San JoseWed 12:20 PM1737 km1080 miles938 nmNortheast NE
TegucigalpaWed 12:20 PM1819 km1130 miles982 nmNortheast NE
Acapulco *Wed 1:20 PM1828 km1136 miles987 nmNorth N
GuayaquilWed 1:20 PM1899 km1180 miles1025 nmEast E
QuitoWed 1:20 PM2031 km1262 miles1097 nmEast E
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