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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

UTC time = Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 5:06:00 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 17:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 00' North, Longitude: 74° 39' 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 17:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 24' South, Longitude: 150° 48' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.69 meters/second, 1554.1 km/hour, 965.7 miles/hour or 839.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.6"16.09 miWest0° 00' 06.4"0.12 miSouth16.09 mi
1 hour14° 28' 34.6"965.42 miWest0° 06' 27.3"7.40 miSouth965.20 mi
24 hours12° 49' 27.4"855.28 miEast2° 10' 32.9"149.62 miSouth863.66 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FlorenciaThu 12:06 PM208 km129 miles112 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Nueva LojaThu 12:06 PM250 km155 miles135 nmWest W
QuitoThu 12:06 PM431 km268 miles233 nmWest W
CaliThu 12:06 PM432 km269 miles233 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AmbatoThu 12:06 PM465 km289 miles251 nmWest-southwest WSW
VillavicencioThu 12:06 PM472 km293 miles255 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santo Domingo (Ecuador)Thu 12:06 PM505 km314 miles273 nmWest W
MitúThu 12:06 PM510 km317 miles275 nmEast-northeast ENE
BogotaThu 12:06 PM512 km318 miles276 nmNorth N
PereiraThu 12:06 PM545 km338 miles294 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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