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Day and Night World Map

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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 16:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 0° 00' South
Longitude: 69° 55' 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 16:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 22' South
Longitude: 155° 22' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.77 meters/second, 1554.4 km/hour, 965.8 miles/hour or 839.3 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' 06.4"0.12 misouth16.10 mi
1 hour14° 28' 35.7"965.66 miwest0° 06' 28.9"7.43 misouth965.44 mi
24 hours12° 49' 02.6"855.02 mieast2° 11' 14.3"150.42 misouth863.53 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
VillavicencioThu 11:46 AM618 km384 miles334 nmNorthwest NW
Puerto AyacuchoThu 12:16 PM676 km420 miles365 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BogotaThu 11:46 AM691 km429 miles373 nmNorthwest NW
CaliThu 11:46 AM823 km511 miles444 nmWest-northwest WNW
San Fernando de ApureThu 12:16 PM914 km568 miles494 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MedellinThu 11:46 AM936 km582 miles505 nmNorthwest NW
QuitoThu 11:46 AM955 km594 miles516 nmWest W
Rio BrancoThu 11:46 AM1128 km701 miles609 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GuayaquilThu 11:46 AM1137 km707 miles614 nmWest-southwest WSW
ManausThu 12:46 PM1154 km717 miles623 nmEast-southeast ESE
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