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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 = Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 6:02:00 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 Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 18:02:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 31' North, Longitude: 88° 44' West

The ground speed is currently 463.91 meters/second, 1670.1 kilometres/hour, 1037.7 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' 11.2"1037.74 miWest0° 00' 59.1"1.13 miNorth1037.73 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.2"5.19 miWest0° 23' 40.1"27.11 miNorth27.60 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 18:02:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 46' North, Longitude: 24° 35' East

The ground speed is currently 430.16 meters/second, 1548.6 kilometres/hour, 962.2 miles/hour or 836.2 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' 31.5"16.04 miWest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 miSouth16.04 mi
1 hour14° 31' 30.0"962.01 miWest0° 06' 09.5"7.06 miSouth962.30 mi
24 hours11° 21' 23.4"752.22 miEast2° 49' 27.5"194.19 miSouth781.97 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 IslandsThu 12:02 PM183 km114 miles99 nmSouth-southwest SSW
GuayaquilThu 1:02 PM1029 km639 miles556 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoThu 1:02 PM1141 km709 miles616 nmEast E
San JoseThu 12:02 PM1162 km722 miles628 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaThu 12:02 PM1316 km817 miles710 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PanamaThu 1:02 PM1387 km862 miles749 nmNortheast NE
CaliThu 1:02 PM1398 km868 miles755 nmEast-northeast ENE
San SalvadorThu 12:02 PM1459 km907 miles788 nmNorth N
Santa AnaThu 12:02 PM1494 km928 miles806 nmNorth N
TegucigalpaThu 12:02 PM1512 km939 miles816 nmNorth N

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