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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 5:56:00 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 17:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 23' South, Longitude: 87° 04' 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 17:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 34' South, Longitude: 126° 26' East

The ground speed is currently 437.69 meters/second, 1575.7 kilometres/hour, 979.1 miles/hour or 850.8 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' 08.0"0.16 miSouth16.32 mi
1 hour14° 29' 53.8"978.88 miWest0° 08' 06.7"9.29 miSouth978.67 mi
24 hours12° 18' 08.1"830.64 miEast2° 55' 54.0"201.55 miSouth849.79 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
Galapagos IslandsWed 11:56 AM287 km179 miles155 nmWest-southwest WSW
GuayaquilWed 12:56 PM824 km512 miles445 nmEast-southeast ESE
CuencaWed 12:56 PM940 km584 miles507 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoWed 12:56 PM953 km592 miles515 nmEast E
San JoseWed 11:56 AM1187 km738 miles641 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CaliWed 12:56 PM1248 km776 miles674 nmEast-northeast ENE
PanamaWed 12:56 PM1332 km828 miles719 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaWed 11:56 AM1388 km863 miles750 nmNorth N
MedellinWed 12:56 PM1473 km915 miles795 nmEast-northeast ENE
BogotaWed 12:56 PM1546 km961 miles835 nmEast-northeast ENE

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