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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 Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 15:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 25' South, Longitude: 54° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.91 meters/second, 1670.1 km/hour, 1037.7 miles/hour or 901.8 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' 11.0"1037.75 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.75 mi
24 hours0° 04' 26.2"5.12 miwest0° 23' 42.5"27.15 minorth27.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 15:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 16' South, Longitude: 157° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.25 meters/second, 1577.7 km/hour, 980.3 miles/hour or 851.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.9"16.34 miwest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 misouth16.34 mi
1 hour14° 30' 00.9"980.13 miwest0° 08' 14.4"9.44 misouth979.92 mi
24 hours12° 15' 10.8"828.26 mieast2° 59' 33.4"205.73 misouth848.50 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SantarémWed 12:46 PM222 km138 miles120 nmSouth S
CayenneWed 12:46 PM641 km399 miles346 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Saint-Laurent-du-MaroniWed 12:46 PM657 km408 miles355 nmNorth N
ManausWed 11:46 AM677 km421 miles365 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémWed 12:46 PM687 km427 miles371 nmEast E
ParamariboWed 12:46 PM693 km430 miles374 nmNorth N
Nieuw NickerieWed 12:46 PM752 km468 miles406 nmNorth-northwest NNW
New AmsterdamWed 11:46 AM806 km501 miles435 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LindenWed 11:46 AM822 km511 miles444 nmNorth-northwest NNW
GeorgetownWed 11:46 AM893 km555 miles482 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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