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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, February 26, 2014 at 5:30:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 17:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 33' South, Longitude: 79° 17' West

The ground speed is currently 458.76 meters/second, 1651.5 kilometres/hour, 1026.2 miles/hour or 891.8 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"17.10 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miNorth17.10 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.3"1026.15 miWest0° 00' 56.3"1.07 miNorth1026.17 mi
24 hours0° 02' 36.2"2.97 miWest0° 22' 33.8"25.84 miNorth26.01 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 17:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 49' South, Longitude: 116° 19' West

The ground speed is currently 430.99 meters/second, 1551.5 kilometres/hour, 964.1 miles/hour or 837.8 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' 24.7"16.07 miWest0° 00' 07.9"0.15 miNorth16.07 mi
1 hour14° 24' 50.8"963.89 miWest0° 07' 58.3"9.13 miNorth964.23 mi
24 hours13° 54' 34.2"930.16 miEast3° 37' 44.0"249.46 miNorth969.93 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
TrujilloWed 12:30 PM57 km35 miles31 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ChiclayoWed 12:30 PM207 km129 miles112 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CallaoWed 12:30 PM451 km281 miles244 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LimaWed 12:30 PM459 km285 miles248 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LojaWed 12:30 PM504 km313 miles272 nmNorth N
CuencaWed 12:30 PM626 km389 miles338 nmNorth N
GuayaquilWed 12:30 PM705 km438 miles380 nmNorth N
IquitosWed 12:30 PM854 km530 miles461 nmNortheast NE
Machu Picchu PuebloWed 12:30 PM897 km558 miles485 nmSoutheast SE
QuitoWed 12:30 PM926 km575 miles500 nmNorth N

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