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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

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 14:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 02' South, Longitude: 42° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.93 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"1037.85 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.85 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.9"5.15 miwest0° 23' 41.8"27.14 minorth27.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 14:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 10' South, Longitude: 178° 06' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.23 meters/second, 1556.0 km/hour, 966.9 miles/hour or 840.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.6"16.12 miwest0° 00' 06.6"0.13 misouth16.12 mi
1 hour14° 28' 42.0"966.71 miwest0° 06' 37.7"7.60 misouth966.48 mi
24 hours12° 46' 38.0"853.16 mieast2° 15' 13.0"154.98 misouth862.43 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FortalezaThu 11:56 AM592 km368 miles320 nmSoutheast SE
BelémThu 11:56 AM693 km431 miles374 nmWest-southwest WSW
RecifeThu 11:56 AM1223 km760 miles660 nmSoutheast SE
CayenneThu 11:56 AM1232 km765 miles665 nmWest-northwest WNW
SalvadorThu 11:56 AM1495 km929 miles807 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ParamariboThu 11:56 AM1558 km968 miles841 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrasiliaThu 11:56 AM1844 km1146 miles996 nmSouth-southwest SSW
GeorgetownThu 10:56 AM1905 km1184 miles1029 nmWest-northwest WNW
ManausThu 10:56 AM1989 km1236 miles1074 nmWest W
BridgetownThu 10:56 AM2390 km1485 miles1290 nmNorthwest NW
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