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Day and Night World Map

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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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, March 18, 2014 at 17:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 0° 46' South
Longitude: 87° 17' 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"17.30 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.9"1037.75 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.75 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 9° 03' South
Longitude: 114° 24' 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"991.88 miwest0° 09' 18.2"10.66 misouth991.72 mi
24 hours11° 46' 26.7"804.37 mieast3° 30' 36.0"241.27 misouth835.53 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 AM259 km161 miles140 nmWest W
GuayaquilTue 12:56 PM836 km520 miles452 nmEast E
QuitoTue 12:56 PM979 km608 miles529 nmEast E
San JoseTue 11:56 AM1236 km768 miles667 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CaliTue 12:56 PM1285 km798 miles694 nmEast-northeast ENE
PanamaTue 12:56 PM1381 km858 miles745 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaTue 11:56 AM1433 km891 miles774 nmNorth N
MedellinTue 12:56 PM1512 km940 miles817 nmEast-northeast ENE
BogotaTue 12:56 PM1585 km985 miles856 nmEast-northeast ENE
San SalvadorTue 11:56 AM1614 km1003 miles872 nmNorth N
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