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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 5:52:00 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 17:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 07' North, Longitude: 86° 10' 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' 28.5"5.16 miWest0° 23' 41.5"27.13 miNorth27.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 17:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 50' North, Longitude: 15° 33' East

The ground speed is currently 425.13 meters/second, 1530.5 kilometres/hour, 951.0 miles/hour or 826.4 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' 04.1"0.08 miSouth15.85 mi
1 hour14° 31' 14.0"950.72 miWest0° 04' 06.3"4.71 miSouth950.92 mi
24 hours11° 27' 18.8"750.10 miEast2° 02' 20.4"140.23 miSouth767.38 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
Galapagos IslandsWed 11:52 AM399 km248 miles215 nmWest-southwest WSW
PortoviejoWed 12:52 PM648 km403 miles350 nmEast-southeast ESE
GuayaquilWed 12:52 PM743 km462 miles401 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoWed 12:52 PM852 km529 miles460 nmEast E
CuencaWed 12:52 PM863 km536 miles466 nmEast-southeast ESE
DavidWed 12:52 PM1008 km626 miles544 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San JoseWed 11:52 AM1110 km690 miles599 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CaliWed 12:52 PM1134 km705 miles613 nmEast-northeast ENE
PanamaWed 12:52 PM1227 km762 miles663 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaWed 11:52 AM1331 km827 miles719 nmNorth N

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