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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

UTC time = Wednesday, March 20, 2013 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).

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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 16:12:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 05' North, Longitude: 61° 09' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.93 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 miNorth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.0"1037.77 miWest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 miNorth1037.77 mi
24 hours0° 04' 28.2"5.16 miWest0° 23' 41.7"27.13 miNorth27.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 16:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 56' North, Longitude: 39° 45' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 424.84 meters/second, 1529.4 km/hour, 950.3 miles/hour or 825.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"15.84 miWest0° 00' 03.8"0.07 miSouth15.84 mi
1 hour14° 31' 13.1"950.07 miWest0° 03' 57.4"4.54 miSouth950.27 mi
24 hours11° 27' 45.1"750.08 miEast1° 58' 55.5"136.31 miSouth766.57 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Boa VistaWed 12:12 PM309 km192 miles167 nmNorth N
ManausWed 12:12 PM376 km233 miles203 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LindenWed 12:12 PM731 km454 miles394 nmNorth-northeast NNE
New AmsterdamWed 12:12 PM792 km492 miles428 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Nieuw NickerieWed 1:12 PM796 km494 miles430 nmNortheast NE
GeorgetownWed 12:12 PM815 km506 miles440 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ParamariboWed 1:12 PM919 km571 miles496 nmNortheast NE
Ciudad BolívarWed 11:42 AM928 km577 miles501 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Puerto AyacuchoWed 11:42 AM948 km589 miles512 nmNorthwest NW
Saint-Laurent-du-MaroniWed 1:12 PM993 km617 miles536 nmNortheast NE

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