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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 5:56:00 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).

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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 17:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 01' North, Longitude: 87° 09' 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 17:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 30' South, Longitude: 138° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.48 meters/second, 1553.3 km/hour, 965.2 miles/hour or 838.7 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' 31.8"964.95 miWest0° 06' 23.2"7.32 miSouth964.73 mi
24 hours12° 50' 32.7"856.12 miEast2° 08' 42.8"147.51 miSouth864.16 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 11:56 AM291 km181 miles157 nmWest-southwest WSW
PortoviejoThu 12:56 PM754 km469 miles407 nmEast E
GuayaquilThu 12:56 PM844 km524 miles456 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoThu 12:56 PM961 km597 miles519 nmEast E
LojaThu 12:56 PM989 km614 miles534 nmEast-southeast ESE
San JoseThu 11:56 AM1148 km713 miles620 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CaliThu 12:56 PM1242 km772 miles671 nmEast-northeast ENE
PanamaThu 12:56 PM1304 km810 miles704 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaThu 11:56 AM1345 km836 miles726 nmNorth N
MedellinThu 12:56 PM1458 km906 miles787 nmEast-northeast ENE

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