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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 15:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 01' South, Longitude: 57° 08' 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"1037.77 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.78 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 15:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 17' South, Longitude: 167° 42' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.98 meters/second, 1555.1 km/hour, 966.3 miles/hour or 839.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.6"16.10 miwest0° 00' 06.5"0.13 misouth16.11 mi
1 hour14° 28' 38.6"966.08 miwest0° 06' 33.0"7.51 misouth965.86 mi
24 hours347° 12' 04.3"854.10 miwest2° 13' 05.8"152.53 misouth862.96 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SantarémThu 12:56 PM379 km235 miles205 nmSoutheast SE
ManausThu 11:56 AM470 km292 miles254 nmSouthwest SW
Boa VistaThu 11:56 AM509 km316 miles275 nmNorthwest NW
Nieuw NickerieThu 12:56 PM659 km409 miles356 nmNorth N
LindenThu 11:56 AM680 km422 miles367 nmNorth N
ParamariboThu 12:56 PM682 km423 miles368 nmNorth-northeast NNE
New AmsterdamThu 11:56 AM694 km431 miles375 nmNorth N
Saint-Laurent-du-MaroniThu 12:56 PM701 km436 miles379 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GeorgetownThu 11:56 AM764 km474 miles412 nmNorth N
CayenneThu 12:56 PM765 km475 miles413 nmNortheast NE
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