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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 Friday, March 21, 2014 at 15:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 23' North, Longitude: 57° 30' 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"1037.83 miwest0° 00' 59.1"1.13 minorth1037.82 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° 47' 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"953.77 miwest0° 04' 22.0"5.01 misouth953.59 mi
24 hours13° 16' 55.2"876.38 mieast1° 15' 39.3"86.73 misouth877.56 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 PM438 km272 miles236 nmSoutheast SE
Boa VistaFri 11:56 AM451 km280 miles243 nmNorthwest NW
ManausFri 11:56 AM478 km297 miles258 nmSouthwest SW
Nieuw NickerieFri 12:56 PM617 km384 miles333 nmNorth N
LindenFri 11:56 AM630 km392 miles340 nmNorth N
New AmsterdamFri 11:56 AM649 km403 miles350 nmNorth N
ParamariboFri 12:56 PM655 km407 miles354 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Saint-Laurent-du-MaroniFri 12:56 PM685 km425 miles370 nmNortheast NE
GeorgetownFri 11:56 AM715 km444 miles386 nmNorth N
CayenneFri 12:56 PM764 km474 miles412 nmNortheast NE
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