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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 5:06:00 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 17:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 24' North, Longitude: 74° 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' 29.3"5.17 miWest0° 23' 40.7"27.12 miNorth27.61 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, March 21, 2014 at 17:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 35' South, Longitude: 163° 38' East

The ground speed is currently 426.24 meters/second, 1534.5 kilometres/hour, 953.5 miles/hour or 828.5 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"15.89 miWest0° 00' 04.2"0.08 miSouth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 27' 16.4"953.20 miWest0° 04' 15.1"4.87 miSouth953.03 mi
24 hours13° 18' 07.8"877.24 miEast1° 12' 40.3"83.30 miSouth878.20 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
FlorenciaFri 12:06 PM167 km104 miles90 nmNorthwest NW
Nueva LojaFri 12:06 PM244 km152 miles132 nmWest W
IbarraFri 12:06 PM379 km236 miles205 nmWest W
CaliFri 12:06 PM390 km242 miles211 nmNorth-northwest NNW
QuitoFri 12:06 PM428 km266 miles231 nmWest W
VillavicencioFri 12:06 PM432 km268 miles233 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BogotaFri 12:06 PM470 km292 miles254 nmNorth N
AmbatoFri 12:06 PM472 km293 miles255 nmWest-southwest WSW
IquitosFri 12:06 PM487 km303 miles263 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PereiraFri 12:06 PM500 km311 miles270 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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