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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.

March Equinox 2014

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 16:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 00' North, Longitude: 72° 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 16:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 23' South, Longitude: 152° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.73 meters/second, 1554.2 km/hour, 965.7 miles/hour or 839.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.6"16.10 miwest0° 00' 06.4"0.12 misouth16.10 mi
1 hour14° 28' 35.2"965.57 miwest0° 06' 28.0"7.41 misouth965.35 mi
24 hours12° 49' 15.7"855.19 mieast2° 10' 52.4"150.00 misouth863.63 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MitúThu 11:56 AM280 km174 miles151 nmEast-northeast ENE
FlorenciaThu 11:56 AM397 km247 miles214 nmWest-northwest WNW
VillavicencioThu 11:56 AM478 km297 miles258 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BogotaThu 11:56 AM544 km338 miles294 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CaliThu 11:56 AM589 km366 miles318 nmNorthwest NW
PereiraThu 11:56 AM645 km401 miles348 nmNorthwest NW
ManizalesThu 11:56 AM657 km408 miles355 nmNorth-northwest NNW
QuitoThu 11:56 AM677 km421 miles366 nmWest W
MedellinThu 11:56 AM776 km482 miles419 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Puerto AyacuchoThu 12:26 PM822 km511 miles444 nmNortheast NE
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