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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 17:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 01' North, Longitude: 84° 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' 41.7"27.14 minorth27.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 17:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 28' South, Longitude: 141° 09' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.52 meters/second, 1553.5 km/hour, 965.3 miles/hour or 838.8 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' 06.3"0.12 misouth16.09 mi
1 hour14° 28' 32.4"965.04 miwest0° 06' 24.0"7.34 misouth964.82 mi
24 hours12° 50' 19.7"855.95 mieast2° 09' 04.8"147.94 misouth864.06 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsThu 11:46 AM561 km348 miles303 nmWest W
GuayaquilThu 12:46 PM583 km362 miles315 nmEast-southeast ESE
Santo Domingo (Ecuador)Thu 12:46 PM610 km379 miles329 nmEast E
QuitoThu 12:46 PM685 km425 miles370 nmEast E
CaliThu 12:46 PM980 km609 miles529 nmEast-northeast ENE
FlorenciaThu 12:46 PM1022 km635 miles552 nmEast E
San JoseThu 11:46 AM1099 km683 miles593 nmNorth N
PanamaThu 12:46 PM1144 km711 miles618 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MedellinThu 12:46 PM1219 km757 miles658 nmNortheast NE
BogotaThu 12:46 PM1281 km796 miles692 nmEast-northeast ENE
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