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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

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 15:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 47' South, Longitude: 55° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.73 meters/second, 1640.6 km/hour, 1019.4 miles/hour or 885.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.99 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth16.99 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.0"1019.40 miwest0° 00' 54.0"1.03 minorth1019.42 mi
24 hours0° 01' 43.5"1.96 miwest0° 21' 41.1"24.84 minorth24.92 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 15:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 10' South, Longitude: 175° 15' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.66 meters/second, 1572.0 km/hour, 976.8 miles/hour or 848.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.9"16.28 miwest0° 00' 07.9"0.15 misouth16.28 mi
1 hour14° 29' 57.9"976.64 miwest0° 07' 52.9"9.03 misouth976.42 mi
24 hours12° 18' 51.1"829.49 mieast2° 50' 09.3"194.99 misouth847.09 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SinopThu 11:56 AM124 km77 miles67 nmSouth-southeast SSE
São Félix do XinguThu 12:56 PM626 km389 miles338 nmNortheast NE
San Ignacio de VelascoThu 11:56 AM830 km515 miles448 nmSouthwest SW
ManausThu 11:56 AM965 km600 miles521 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrasiliaThu 12:56 PM1026 km638 miles554 nmEast-southeast ESE
Rio BrancoThu 10:56 AM1313 km816 miles709 nmWest W
BelémThu 12:56 PM1315 km817 miles710 nmNortheast NE
SucreThu 11:56 AM1362 km846 miles736 nmSouthwest SW
La PazThu 11:56 AM1471 km914 miles794 nmWest-southwest WSW
Asuncion *Thu 12:56 PM1616 km1004 miles872 nmSouth S
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