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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

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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 15:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 48' South, Longitude: 56° 60' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.88 meters/second, 1670.0 km/hour, 1037.7 miles/hour or 901.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.29 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.29 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.9"1037.67 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.67 mi
24 hours0° 04' 24.3"5.08 miwest0° 23' 42.8"27.16 minorth27.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 15:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 44' South, Longitude: 143° 42' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.87 meters/second, 1597.9 km/hour, 992.9 miles/hour or 862.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.55 miwest0° 00' 09.3"0.18 misouth16.55 mi
1 hour14° 31' 14.9"992.77 miwest0° 09' 22.7"10.74 misouth992.62 mi
24 hours11° 43' 56.1"802.14 mieast3° 32' 56.5"243.93 misouth834.26 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SantarémTue 12:56 PM310 km193 miles167 nmSoutheast SE
ManausTue 11:56 AM423 km263 miles228 nmSouthwest SW
Boa VistaTue 11:56 AM579 km360 miles313 nmNorthwest NW
Nieuw NickerieTue 12:56 PM746 km463 miles403 nmNorth N
ParamariboTue 12:56 PM760 km472 miles411 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LindenTue 11:56 AM769 km478 miles415 nmNorth N
Saint-Laurent-du-MaroniTue 12:56 PM771 km479 miles416 nmNorth-northeast NNE
New AmsterdamTue 11:56 AM782 km486 miles422 nmNorth N
CayenneTue 12:56 PM820 km509 miles442 nmNortheast NE
GeorgetownTue 11:56 AM852 km530 miles460 nmNorth N
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