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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 4:06:00 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 16:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 01' South, Longitude: 59° 38' 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 miNorth1037.78 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 16:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 18' South, Longitude: 165° 17' East

The ground speed is currently 431.94 meters/second, 1555.0 kilometres/hour, 966.2 miles/hour or 839.6 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' 28.6"16.10 miWest0° 00' 06.5"0.13 miSouth16.10 mi
1 hour14° 28' 38.0"965.98 miWest0° 06' 32.2"7.49 miSouth965.76 mi
24 hours12° 48' 08.8"854.27 miEast2° 12' 44.1"152.12 miSouth863.06 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
Boa VistaThu 12:06 PM334 km207 miles180 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ManausThu 12:06 PM346 km215 miles187 nmSouth S
SantarémThu 1:06 PM609 km379 miles329 nmEast-southeast ESE
LindenThu 12:06 PM685 km425 miles370 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Nieuw NickerieThu 1:06 PM721 km448 miles389 nmNorth-northeast NNE
New AmsterdamThu 12:06 PM731 km454 miles395 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GeorgetownThu 12:06 PM772 km480 miles417 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ParamariboThu 1:06 PM814 km506 miles440 nmNortheast NE
Saint-Laurent-du-MaroniThu 1:06 PM872 km542 miles471 nmNortheast NE
CayenneThu 1:06 PM980 km609 miles529 nmNortheast NE

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