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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 5:16:00 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 17:16:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 24' North, Longitude: 77° 13' 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 17:16:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 35' South, Longitude: 161° 13' East

The ground speed is currently 426.21 meters/second, 1534.4 kilometres/hour, 953.4 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' 15.9"953.13 miWest0° 04' 14.0"4.85 miSouth952.96 mi
24 hours13° 18' 18.4"877.38 miEast1° 12' 14.2"82.80 miSouth878.30 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
Nueva LojaFri 12:16 PM51 km31 miles27 nmSoutheast SE
San Juan de PastoFri 12:16 PM90 km56 miles49 nmNorth N
IbarraFri 12:16 PM101 km63 miles54 nmWest W
AtuntaquiFri 12:16 PM112 km69 miles60 nmWest W
CotacachiFri 12:16 PM117 km73 miles63 nmWest W
QuitoFri 12:16 PM160 km99 miles86 nmWest-southwest WSW
FlorenciaFri 12:16 PM224 km139 miles121 nmNortheast NE
Santo Domingo (Ecuador)Fri 12:16 PM229 km143 miles124 nmWest-southwest WSW
AmbatoFri 12:16 PM241 km150 miles130 nmSouthwest SW
EsmeraldasFri 12:16 PM278 km173 miles150 nmWest-northwest WNW

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