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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, March 20, 2013 at 5:22:00 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, March 20, 2013 at 17:22:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 06' North, Longitude: 78° 39' 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' 28.4"5.16 miWest0° 23' 41.5"27.13 miNorth27.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 17:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 52' North, Longitude: 22° 49' East

The ground speed is currently 425.04 meters/second, 1530.2 kilometres/hour, 950.8 miles/hour or 826.2 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"15.85 miWest0° 00' 04.0"0.08 miSouth15.85 mi
1 hour14° 31' 13.8"950.52 miWest0° 04' 03.7"4.66 miSouth950.72 mi
24 hours11° 27' 26.8"750.09 miEast2° 01' 19.1"139.06 miSouth767.14 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
QuitoWed 12:22 PM39 km25 miles21 nmSouth-southeast SSE
CotacachiWed 12:22 PM49 km30 miles26 nmEast-northeast ENE
AtuntaquiWed 12:22 PM55 km34 miles30 nmEast-northeast ENE
IbarraWed 12:22 PM65 km41 miles35 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santo Domingo (Ecuador)Wed 12:22 PM70 km43 miles38 nmSouthwest SW
EsmeraldasWed 12:22 PM146 km91 miles79 nmNorthwest NW
AmbatoWed 12:22 PM151 km94 miles81 nmSouth S
San Juan de PastoWed 12:22 PM197 km122 miles106 nmNortheast NE
Nueva LojaWed 12:22 PM197 km122 miles106 nmEast E
PortoviejoWed 12:22 PM237 km148 miles128 nmWest-southwest WSW

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