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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 = Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 2:30:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 14:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 36' South, Longitude: 34° 17' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.70 meters/second, 1651.3 km/hour, 1026.1 miles/hour or 891.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.10 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miNorth17.10 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.2"1026.02 miWest0° 00' 56.1"1.07 miNorth1026.04 mi
24 hours0° 02' 35.2"2.95 miWest0° 22' 32.9"25.83 miNorth25.99 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 14:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 13' South, Longitude: 73° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.17 meters/second, 1548.6 km/hour, 962.3 miles/hour or 836.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.7"16.04 miWest0° 00' 07.5"0.15 miNorth16.04 mi
1 hour14° 24' 45.7"962.05 miWest0° 07' 39.0"8.77 miNorth962.38 mi
24 hours13° 57' 01.1"931.20 miEast3° 31' 02.1"241.80 miNorth969.00 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RecifeWed 11:30 AM91 km56 miles49 nmNorthwest NW
João PessoaWed 11:30 AM177 km110 miles95 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CaruaruWed 11:30 AM190 km118 miles102 nmWest W
MaceióWed 11:30 AM197 km122 miles106 nmSouthwest SW
Campina GrandeWed 11:30 AM233 km145 miles126 nmNorthwest NW
GaranhunsWed 11:30 AM245 km152 miles132 nmWest W
NatalWed 11:30 AM326 km202 miles176 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Fernando de NoronhaWed 12:30 PM564 km350 miles304 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SalvadorWed 11:30 AM668 km415 miles360 nmSouthwest SW
FortalezaWed 11:30 AM714 km444 miles386 nmNorthwest NW

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