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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 = Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 5:56:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 17:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 46' South, Longitude: 86° 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"1037.68 miWest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 miNorth1037.68 mi
24 hours0° 04' 24.4"5.08 miWest0° 23' 42.8"27.16 miNorth27.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 17:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 03' South, Longitude: 114° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.45 meters/second, 1596.4 km/hour, 992.0 miles/hour or 862.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.1"16.53 miWest0° 00' 09.2"0.18 miSouth16.53 mi
1 hour14° 31' 09.1"991.82 miWest0° 09' 18.2"10.66 miSouth991.66 mi
24 hours11° 46' 25.3"804.29 miEast3° 30' 37.4"241.28 miSouth835.46 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsTue 11:56 AM290 km180 miles157 nmWest W
PortoviejoTue 12:56 PM729 km453 miles394 nmEast E
GuayaquilTue 12:56 PM806 km501 miles435 nmEast-southeast ESE
LojaTue 12:56 PM937 km582 miles506 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoTue 12:56 PM947 km588 miles511 nmEast E
San JoseTue 11:56 AM1227 km763 miles663 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CaliTue 12:56 PM1256 km780 miles678 nmEast-northeast ENE
PanamaTue 12:56 PM1362 km846 miles735 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaTue 11:56 AM1431 km889 miles773 nmNorth N
MedellinTue 12:56 PM1488 km925 miles803 nmEast-northeast ENE

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