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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

UTC time = Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 3:56:00 AM.

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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).

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 03:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 13' South, Longitude: 122° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.92 meters/second, 1670.1 km/hour, 1037.8 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"1037.77 miWest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 miNorth1037.77 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.0"5.13 miWest0° 23' 42.2"27.14 miNorth27.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 03:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 52' South, Longitude: 18° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.09 meters/second, 1566.3 km/hour, 973.3 miles/hour or 845.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.3"16.22 miWest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 miSouth16.22 mi
1 hour14° 29' 19.9"973.04 miWest0° 07' 27.3"8.54 miSouth972.82 mi
24 hours12° 31' 48.2"841.53 miEast2° 37' 42.3"180.72 miSouth855.76 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
GorontaloThu 11:56 AM85 km53 miles46 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManadoThu 11:56 AM287 km178 miles155 nmNortheast NE
PaluThu 11:56 AM346 km215 miles187 nmWest-southwest WSW
KendariThu 11:56 AM418 km260 miles226 nmSouth S
TernateThu 12:56 PM511 km318 miles276 nmEast-northeast ENE
MamujuThu 11:56 AM522 km325 miles282 nmWest-southwest WSW
SofifiThu 12:56 PM529 km329 miles286 nmEast-northeast ENE
SamarindaThu 11:56 AM642 km399 miles347 nmWest W
MakassarThu 11:56 AM668 km415 miles361 nmSouthwest SW
BalikpapanThu 11:56 AM681 km423 miles368 nmWest W

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