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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, February 27, 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 Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 17:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 11' South, Longitude: 79° 20' West

The ground speed is currently 459.20 meters/second, 1653.1 kilometres/hour, 1027.2 miles/hour or 892.6 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"17.12 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miNorth17.12 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.7"1027.15 miWest0° 00' 56.5"1.08 miNorth1027.17 mi
24 hours0° 02' 44.2"3.12 miWest0° 22' 41.0"25.98 miNorth26.17 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 17:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 12' South, Longitude: 102° 24' West

The ground speed is currently 437.73 meters/second, 1575.8 kilometres/hour, 979.2 miles/hour or 850.9 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' 25.7"16.32 miWest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 miNorth16.32 mi
1 hour14° 25' 41.1"979.04 miWest0° 10' 08.5"11.62 miNorth979.39 mi
24 hours13° 32' 19.3"918.70 miEast4° 20' 59.4"298.94 miNorth971.81 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
TrujilloThu 12:30 PM34 km21 miles18 nmEast-northeast ENE
ChiclayoThu 12:30 PM166 km103 miles90 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LojaThu 12:30 PM462 km287 miles250 nmNorth N
CallaoThu 12:30 PM490 km304 miles264 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LimaThu 12:30 PM497 km309 miles269 nmSouth-southeast SSE
CuencaThu 12:30 PM585 km364 miles316 nmNorth N
GuayaquilThu 12:30 PM663 km412 miles358 nmNorth N
IquitosThu 12:30 PM832 km517 miles449 nmNortheast NE
QuitoThu 12:30 PM885 km550 miles478 nmNorth N
Machu Picchu PuebloThu 12:30 PM926 km575 miles500 nmSoutheast SE

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