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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 = Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 12:56:00 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 Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 12:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 04' South, Longitude: 12° 08' West

The ground speed is currently 463.93 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"1037.77 miWest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 miNorth1037.77 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.7"5.14 miWest0° 23' 41.9"27.14 miNorth27.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 12:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 56' South, Longitude: 148° 52' West

The ground speed is currently 432.75 meters/second, 1557.9 kilometres/hour, 968.0 miles/hour or 841.2 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' 28.8"16.13 miWest0° 00' 06.7"0.13 miSouth16.13 mi
1 hour14° 28' 48.9"967.80 miWest0° 06' 47.3"7.78 miSouth967.57 mi
24 hours12° 43' 57.2"851.02 miEast2° 19' 31.4"159.90 miSouth861.15 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
HarperThu 12:56 PM694 km431 miles375 nmNortheast NE
MonroviaThu 12:56 PM721 km448 miles389 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KakataThu 12:56 PM756 km470 miles408 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GbarngaThu 12:56 PM835 km519 miles451 nmNorth-northeast NNE
KenemaThu 12:56 PM884 km549 miles477 nmNorth N
BoThu 12:56 PM888 km552 miles480 nmNorth N
Georgetown (Ascension Island)Thu 12:56 PM906 km563 miles489 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NzérékoréThu 12:56 PM939 km584 miles507 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FreetownThu 12:56 PM954 km593 miles515 nmNorth N
MakeniThu 12:56 PM990 km615 miles534 nmNorth N

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