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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 17:16:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 24' North, Longitude: 77° 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"1037.82 miwest0° 00' 59.1"1.13 minorth1037.82 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 17:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 36' South, Longitude: 160° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.21 meters/second, 1534.3 km/hour, 953.4 miles/hour or 828.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"15.89 miwest0° 00' 04.2"0.08 misouth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 27' 15.8"953.19 miwest0° 04' 13.9"4.85 misouth953.02 mi
24 hours13° 18' 19.6"877.45 mieast1° 12' 11.3"82.75 misouth878.38 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
San Juan de PastoFri 12:16 PM91 km57 miles49 nmNorth-northeast NNE
QuitoFri 12:16 PM132 km82 miles71 nmWest-southwest WSW
Santo Domingo (Ecuador)Fri 12:16 PM200 km124 miles108 nmWest-southwest WSW
CaliFri 12:16 PM350 km217 miles189 nmNorth-northeast NNE
GuayaquilFri 12:16 PM394 km245 miles213 nmSouthwest SW
PereiraFri 12:16 PM528 km328 miles285 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManizalesFri 12:16 PM558 km347 miles302 nmNorth-northeast NNE
VillavicencioFri 12:16 PM597 km371 miles322 nmNortheast NE
BogotaFri 12:16 PM603 km374 miles325 nmNortheast NE
MedellinFri 12:16 PM680 km423 miles367 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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