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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 6:00:00 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 18:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 10' South, Longitude: 86° 50' West

The ground speed is currently 459.21 meters/second, 1653.2 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"1027.17 miWest0° 00' 56.5"1.08 miNorth1027.19 mi
24 hours0° 02' 44.4"3.13 miWest0° 22' 41.2"25.98 miNorth26.17 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 18:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 07' South, Longitude: 109° 37' West

The ground speed is currently 437.87 meters/second, 1576.3 kilometres/hour, 979.5 miles/hour or 851.2 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' 42.3"979.34 miWest0° 10' 10.9"11.66 miNorth979.70 mi
24 hours13° 31' 49.8"918.41 miEast4° 21' 40.8"299.73 miNorth971.74 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 1:00 PM860 km534 miles464 nmEast E
Galapagos IslandsThu 12:00 Noon861 km535 miles465 nmNorth-northwest NNW
GuayaquilThu 1:00 PM1012 km629 miles547 nmNortheast NE
LimaThu 1:00 PM1156 km719 miles624 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoThu 1:00 PM1275 km792 miles688 nmNortheast NE
CaliThu 1:00 PM1720 km1069 miles929 nmNortheast NE
BogotaThu 1:00 PM2000 km1243 miles1080 nmNortheast NE
San JoseThu 12:00 Noon2025 km1258 miles1093 nmNorth N
PanamaThu 1:00 PM2064 km1282 miles1114 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Rio BrancoThu 1:00 PM2099 km1304 miles1133 nmEast E

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