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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 = Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 6:30:00 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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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 18:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 24' South, Longitude: 94° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 460.05 meters/second, 1656.2 km/hour, 1029.1 miles/hour or 894.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.15 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miNorth17.15 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.3"1029.06 miWest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 miNorth1029.08 mi
24 hours0° 02' 59.7"3.43 miWest0° 22' 54.5"26.24 miNorth26.46 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 18:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 55' South, Longitude: 90° 10' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.93 meters/second, 1608.9 km/hour, 999.7 miles/hour or 868.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.5"16.66 miWest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 miNorth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 27' 36.7"999.67 miWest0° 12' 01.4"13.77 miNorth999.82 mi
24 hours12° 48' 39.1"885.65 miEast4° 46' 02.3"327.55 miNorth944.47 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsSat 12:30 PM897 km557 miles484 nmNortheast NE
GuayaquilSat 1:30 PM1711 km1063 miles924 nmEast-northeast ENE
QuitoSat 1:30 PM1937 km1204 miles1046 nmEast-northeast ENE
LimaSat 1:30 PM1976 km1228 miles1067 nmEast-southeast ESE
San JoseSat 12:30 PM2234 km1388 miles1206 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaSat 12:30 PM2344 km1456 miles1265 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San SalvadorSat 12:30 PM2404 km1494 miles1298 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PanamaSat 1:30 PM2454 km1525 miles1325 nmNortheast NE
GuatemalaSat 12:30 PM2473 km1536 miles1335 nmNorth N
TegucigalpaSat 12:30 PM2508 km1558 miles1354 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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