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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 = Monday, March 18, 2013 at 5:26:00 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 Monday, March 18, 2013 at 17:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 41' South, Longitude: 79° 31' West

The ground speed is currently 463.89 meters/second, 1670.0 kilometres/hour, 1037.7 miles/hour or 901.7 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"17.29 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miNorth17.29 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.9"1037.70 miWest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 miNorth1037.70 mi
24 hours0° 04' 24.1"5.07 miWest0° 23' 43.2"27.16 miNorth27.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, March 18, 2013 at 17:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 19' North, Longitude: 1° 20' West

The ground speed is currently 421.07 meters/second, 1515.9 kilometres/hour, 941.9 miles/hour or 818.5 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' 30.8"15.70 miWest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 miNorth15.70 mi
1 hour14° 30' 53.7"941.61 miWest0° 00' 22.1"0.42 miNorth941.59 mi
24 hours11° 37' 26.6"754.16 miEast0° 17' 08.7"19.66 miSouth755.11 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
Santo Domingo (Ecuador)Mon 12:26 PM61 km38 miles33 nmNortheast NE
PortoviejoMon 12:26 PM113 km70 miles61 nmWest-southwest WSW
AmbatoMon 12:26 PM117 km73 miles63 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoMon 12:26 PM122 km76 miles66 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuayaquilMon 12:26 PM174 km108 miles94 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CotacachiMon 12:26 PM176 km109 miles95 nmNortheast NE
AtuntaquiMon 12:26 PM183 km113 miles99 nmNortheast NE
EsmeraldasMon 12:26 PM184 km114 miles99 nmNorth N
IbarraMon 12:26 PM192 km119 miles104 nmNortheast NE
MacasMon 12:26 PM237 km147 miles128 nmSoutheast SE

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