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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 5:46:00 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 17:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 23' South, Longitude: 84° 34' West

The ground speed is currently 463.92 meters/second, 1670.1 kilometres/hour, 1037.8 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' 42.4"27.15 miNorth27.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 17:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 32' South, Longitude: 128° 51' East

The ground speed is currently 437.73 meters/second, 1575.8 kilometres/hour, 979.2 miles/hour or 850.9 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' 29.8"16.32 miWest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 miSouth16.32 mi
1 hour14° 29' 54.3"978.98 miWest0° 08' 07.2"9.30 miSouth978.77 mi
24 hours12° 17' 54.3"830.46 miEast2° 56' 11.0"201.87 miSouth849.69 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
PortoviejoWed 12:46 PM464 km288 miles251 nmEast E
GuayaquilWed 12:46 PM558 km347 miles301 nmEast-southeast ESE
Galapagos IslandsWed 11:46 AM563 km350 miles304 nmWest W
EsmeraldasWed 12:46 PM567 km353 miles306 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santo Domingo (Ecuador)Wed 12:46 PM601 km373 miles325 nmEast E
AmbatoWed 12:46 PM669 km416 miles361 nmEast E
QuitoWed 12:46 PM675 km419 miles364 nmEast E
CuencaWed 12:46 PM679 km422 miles366 nmEast-southeast ESE
CaliWed 12:46 PM991 km616 miles535 nmEast-northeast ENE
DavidWed 12:46 PM1003 km623 miles541 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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