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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 4:12:00 PM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 16:12:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 19' North, Longitude: 62° 58' West

The ground speed is currently 459.09 meters/second, 1652.7 kilometres/hour, 1027.0 miles/hour or 892.4 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.12 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miSouth17.12 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.7"1026.89 miWest0° 00' 54.4"1.04 miSouth1026.91 mi
24 hours0° 04' 45.3"5.42 miWest0° 21' 48.6"24.98 miSouth25.56 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, August 31, 2016 at 16:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 16' North, Longitude: 71° 10' West

The ground speed is currently 441.80 meters/second, 1590.5 kilometres/hour, 988.3 miles/hour or 858.8 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.47 miWest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 miSouth16.47 mi
1 hour14° 31' 05.5"988.18 miWest0° 08' 32.6"9.79 miSouth988.45 mi
24 hours11° 20' 30.1"772.00 miEast3° 35' 12.2"246.49 miSouth814.07 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Ciudad GuayanaWed 12:12 PM28 km18 miles15 nmEast E
Ciudad BolívarWed 12:12 PM67 km42 miles36 nmWest-southwest WSW
MaturínWed 12:12 PM160 km100 miles87 nmNorth N
San FernandoWed 12:12 PM273 km170 miles148 nmNortheast NE
ChaguanasWed 12:12 PM298 km185 miles161 nmNortheast NE
Port of SpainWed 12:12 PM304 km189 miles164 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ScarboroughWed 12:12 PM401 km249 miles217 nmNortheast NE
Saint George'sWed 12:12 PM435 km270 miles235 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CaracasWed 12:12 PM494 km307 miles267 nmWest-northwest WNW
San Fernando de ApureWed 12:12 PM498 km310 miles269 nmWest W

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