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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 = Friday, March 21, 2014 at 3:56:00 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 Friday, March 21, 2014 at 15:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 23' North, Longitude: 57° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.92 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' 11.2"1037.75 miWest0° 00' 59.1"1.13 miNorth1037.75 mi
24 hours0° 04' 29.1"5.17 miWest0° 23' 40.8"27.12 miNorth27.61 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, March 21, 2014 at 15:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 30' South, Longitude: 179° 30' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.47 meters/second, 1535.3 km/hour, 954.0 miles/hour or 829.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.3"15.90 miWest0° 00' 04.3"0.08 miSouth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 27' 19.9"953.71 miWest0° 04' 22.2"5.01 miSouth953.54 mi
24 hours13° 16' 53.9"876.30 miEast1° 15' 42.2"86.78 miSouth877.49 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SantarémFri 12:56 PM416 km259 miles225 nmSoutheast SE
Boa VistaFri 11:56 AM470 km292 miles254 nmNorthwest NW
ManausFri 11:56 AM497 km309 miles268 nmSouthwest SW
Nieuw NickerieFri 12:56 PM615 km382 miles332 nmNorth N
LindenFri 11:56 AM635 km395 miles343 nmNorth N
ParamariboFri 12:56 PM643 km400 miles347 nmNorth-northeast NNE
New AmsterdamFri 11:56 AM650 km404 miles351 nmNorth N
Saint-Laurent-du-MaroniFri 12:56 PM668 km415 miles361 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GeorgetownFri 11:56 AM719 km447 miles388 nmNorth N
CayenneFri 12:56 PM741 km460 miles400 nmNortheast NE

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