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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 areas 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 4:06:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, March 21, 2014 at 16:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 23' North, Longitude: 59° 43' West

The ground speed is currently 463.92 meters/second, 1670.1 kilometres/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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' 40.7"27.12 miNorth27.61 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, March 21, 2014 at 16:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 30' South, Longitude: 178° 05' East

The ground speed is currently 426.44 meters/second, 1535.2 kilometres/hour, 953.9 miles/hour or 828.9 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"15.90 miWest0° 00' 04.3"0.08 miSouth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 27' 19.3"953.64 miWest0° 04' 21.1"4.99 miSouth953.46 mi
24 hours346° 42' 55.3"876.44 miWest1° 15' 16.2"86.28 miSouth877.59 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Boa VistaFri 12:06 PM290 km180 miles157 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ManausFri 12:06 PM388 km241 miles210 nmSouth S
SantarémFri 1:06 PM637 km396 miles344 nmEast-southeast ESE
LindenFri 12:06 PM644 km400 miles348 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Nieuw NickerieFri 1:06 PM685 km426 miles370 nmNorth-northeast NNE
New AmsterdamFri 12:06 PM693 km430 miles374 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GeorgetownFri 12:06 PM732 km455 miles395 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ParamariboFri 1:06 PM786 km488 miles424 nmNortheast NE
Saint-Laurent-du-MaroniFri 1:06 PM848 km527 miles458 nmNortheast NE
Ciudad GuayanaFri 11:36 AM941 km584 miles508 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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