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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 = Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 5:30:00 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 Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 17:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 00' South, Longitude: 80° 38' West

The ground speed is currently 463.93 meters/second, 1670.1 kilometres/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 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"17.30 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miNorth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.0"1037.77 miWest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 miNorth1037.77 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.0"5.13 miWest0° 23' 42.4"27.15 miNorth27.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, March 20, 2010 at 17:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 09' North, Longitude: 27° 46' West

The ground speed is currently 411.38 meters/second, 1481.0 kilometres/hour, 920.2 miles/hour or 799.7 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' 27.7"15.34 miWest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 miNorth15.34 mi
1 hour14° 27' 37.6"919.78 miWest0° 06' 02.7"6.93 miNorth919.46 mi
24 hours13° 17' 25.9"845.42 miEast1° 48' 47.9"124.80 miNorth848.78 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
PortoviejoSat 12:30 PM118 km74 miles64 nmSouth S
EsmeraldasSat 12:30 PM153 km95 miles83 nmNortheast NE
Santo Domingo (Ecuador)Sat 12:30 PM165 km103 miles89 nmEast E
QuitoSat 12:30 PM238 km148 miles128 nmEast E
GuayaquilSat 12:30 PM258 km160 miles139 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AmbatoSat 12:30 PM264 km164 miles142 nmEast-southeast ESE
IbarraSat 12:30 PM283 km176 miles153 nmEast E
CuencaSat 12:30 PM368 km229 miles199 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LojaSat 12:30 PM470 km292 miles254 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FlorenciaSat 12:30 PM588 km365 miles317 nmEast-northeast ENE

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