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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

UTC time = Friday, February 21, 2014 at 4:46:00 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).

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, February 21, 2014 at 16:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 25' South, Longitude: 68° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.28 meters/second, 1642.6 km/hour, 1020.7 miles/hour or 886.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.01 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miNorth17.01 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.5"1020.58 miWest0° 00' 54.4"1.04 miNorth1020.60 mi
24 hours0° 01' 53.4"2.14 miWest0° 21' 51.1"25.03 miNorth25.12 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 21, 2014 at 16:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 06' South, Longitude: 174° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.11 meters/second, 1548.4 km/hour, 962.1 miles/hour or 836.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"16.03 miWest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 miSouth16.04 mi
1 hour14° 28' 19.1"961.86 miWest0° 06' 03.8"6.95 miSouth961.64 mi
24 hours12° 58' 52.0"862.80 miEast2° 00' 12.5"137.78 miSouth869.26 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Rio BrancoFri 11:46 AM57 km36 miles31 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CobijaFri 12:46 PM99 km62 miles54 nmSouthwest SW
Porto AcreFri 11:46 AM109 km68 miles59 nmNortheast NE
RiberaltaFri 12:46 PM234 km145 miles126 nmEast-southeast ESE
Porto VelhoFri 12:46 PM500 km310 miles270 nmEast-northeast ENE
Machu Picchu PuebloFri 11:46 AM569 km354 miles307 nmWest-southwest WSW
La PazFri 12:46 PM674 km419 miles364 nmSouth S
LimaFri 11:46 AM992 km616 miles536 nmWest-southwest WSW
SucreFri 12:46 PM1002 km623 miles541 nmSouth-southeast SSE
San Ignacio de VelascoFri 12:46 PM1016 km632 miles549 nmSoutheast SE

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