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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 4:56:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 16:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 24' South, Longitude: 72° 04' West

The ground speed is currently 463.92 meters/second, 1670.1 kilometres/hour, 1037.7 miles/hour or 901.8 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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' 26.3"5.12 miWest0° 23' 42.5"27.15 miNorth27.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 16:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 25' South, Longitude: 140° 56' East

The ground speed is currently 437.95 meters/second, 1576.6 kilometres/hour, 979.7 miles/hour or 851.3 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.9"16.33 miWest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 miSouth16.33 mi
1 hour14° 29' 57.1"979.46 miWest0° 08' 10.3"9.36 miSouth979.25 mi
24 hours12° 16' 46.2"829.54 miEast2° 57' 36.1"203.49 miSouth849.20 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MitúWed 11:56 AM274 km170 miles148 nmNortheast NE
IquitosWed 11:56 AM394 km245 miles213 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FlorenciaWed 11:56 AM452 km281 miles244 nmWest-northwest WNW
VillavicencioWed 11:56 AM532 km331 miles287 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BogotaWed 11:56 AM595 km370 miles322 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CaliWed 11:56 AM651 km404 miles351 nmNorthwest NW
IbarraWed 11:56 AM679 km422 miles367 nmWest W
QuitoWed 11:56 AM718 km446 miles387 nmWest W
CuencaWed 11:56 AM820 km510 miles443 nmWest-southwest WSW
MedellinWed 11:56 AM831 km516 miles449 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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