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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 17:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 01' North, Longitude: 87° 26' 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' 41.7"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° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.47 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"965.00 miwest0° 06' 23.1"7.32 misouth964.78 mi
24 hours12° 50' 34.1"856.20 mieast2° 08' 40.3"147.48 misouth864.23 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 AM262 km163 miles142 nmWest-southwest WSW
GuayaquilThu 12:56 PM873 km543 miles472 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoThu 12:56 PM994 km618 miles537 nmEast E
San JoseThu 11:56 AM1157 km719 miles625 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CaliThu 12:56 PM1272 km790 miles687 nmEast-northeast ENE
PanamaThu 12:56 PM1324 km823 miles715 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaThu 11:56 AM1348 km837 miles728 nmNorth N
MedellinThu 12:56 PM1484 km922 miles801 nmEast-northeast ENE
San SalvadorThu 11:56 AM1526 km948 miles824 nmNorth N
TegucigalpaThu 11:56 AM1556 km967 miles840 nmNorth N
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