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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 16:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 23' North, Longitude: 59° 60' 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' 40.7"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: 177° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.43 meters/second, 1535.2 km/hour, 953.9 miles/hour or 828.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position 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"953.70 miwest0° 04' 21.0"4.99 misouth953.52 mi
24 hours346° 42' 54.2"876.51 miwest1° 15' 13.3"86.23 misouth877.66 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Boa VistaFri 12:06 PM284 km177 miles154 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ManausFri 12:06 PM387 km240 miles209 nmSouth S
LindenFri 12:06 PM653 km405 miles352 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SantarémFri 1:06 PM664 km413 miles359 nmEast-southeast ESE
Nieuw NickerieFri 1:06 PM699 km434 miles378 nmNorth-northeast NNE
New AmsterdamFri 12:06 PM704 km438 miles380 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GeorgetownFri 12:06 PM740 km460 miles399 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ParamariboFri 1:06 PM806 km501 miles435 nmNortheast NE
Saint-Laurent-du-MaroniFri 1:06 PM872 km542 miles471 nmNortheast NE
Ciudad BolívarFri 11:36 AM943 km586 miles509 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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