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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 6:56:00 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 18:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 02' North, Longitude: 102° 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' 28.0"5.15 miWest0° 23' 41.7"27.14 miNorth27.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 18:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 36' South, Longitude: 124° 16' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.23 meters/second, 1552.4 km/hour, 964.6 miles/hour or 838.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"16.08 miWest0° 00' 06.2"0.12 miSouth16.08 mi
1 hour14° 28' 28.4"964.39 miWest0° 06' 18.2"7.23 miSouth964.17 mi
24 hours12° 51' 50.7"857.12 miEast2° 06' 29.6"144.97 miSouth864.76 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 12:56 PM1401 km870 miles756 nmEast E
AcapulcoThu 12:56 PM1878 km1167 miles1014 nmNorth N
GuatemalaThu 12:56 PM2058 km1279 miles1111 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorThu 12:56 PM2079 km1292 miles1123 nmNortheast NE
Mexico CityThu 12:56 PM2170 km1348 miles1172 nmNorth N
ManaguaThu 12:56 PM2208 km1372 miles1192 nmNortheast NE
VeracruzThu 12:56 PM2219 km1379 miles1198 nmNorth-northeast NNE
TegucigalpaThu 12:56 PM2265 km1407 miles1223 nmNortheast NE
San JoseThu 12:56 PM2281 km1417 miles1232 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuadalajaraThu 12:56 PM2286 km1421 miles1234 nmNorth N

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