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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 5:26:00 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 Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 17:26:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 06' North, Longitude: 79° 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 17:26:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 51' North, Longitude: 21° 51' East

The ground speed is currently 425.05 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"950.55 miWest0° 04' 04.0"4.66 miSouth950.75 mi
24 hours11° 27' 25.6"750.09 miEast2° 01' 27.2"139.21 miSouth767.17 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)Wed 12:26 PM67 km42 miles36 nmSoutheast SE
EsmeraldasWed 12:26 PM95 km59 miles52 nmNorth N
QuitoWed 12:26 PM133 km82 miles72 nmEast-southeast ESE
PortoviejoWed 12:26 PM156 km97 miles84 nmSouthwest SW
CotacachiWed 12:26 PM156 km97 miles84 nmEast E
AtuntaquiWed 12:26 PM162 km101 miles88 nmEast E
IbarraWed 12:26 PM173 km107 miles93 nmEast E
AmbatoWed 12:26 PM190 km118 miles102 nmSoutheast SE
GuayaquilWed 12:26 PM258 km160 miles139 nmSouth S
CuencaWed 12:26 PM340 km211 miles184 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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