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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

UTC time = Friday, March 21, 2014 at 5:46:00 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).

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, March 21, 2014 at 17:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 25' North, Longitude: 84° 43' 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"1037.75 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 17:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 38' South, Longitude: 153° 60' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.11 meters/second, 1534.0 km/hour, 953.2 miles/hour or 828.3 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' 14.4"952.92 miWest0° 04' 11.1"4.80 miSouth952.74 mi
24 hours13° 18' 49.6"877.78 miEast1° 10' 55.7"81.30 miSouth878.61 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PortoviejoFri 12:46 PM502 km312 miles271 nmEast-southeast ESE
Galapagos IslandsFri 11:46 AM562 km349 miles304 nmWest-southwest WSW
EsmeraldasFri 12:46 PM567 km352 miles306 nmEast E
GuayaquilFri 12:46 PM610 km379 miles329 nmEast-southeast ESE
Santo Domingo (Ecuador)Fri 12:46 PM622 km386 miles336 nmEast E
QuitoFri 12:46 PM696 km432 miles376 nmEast E
LojaFri 12:46 PM784 km487 miles423 nmSoutheast SE
CaliFri 12:46 PM972 km604 miles525 nmEast-northeast ENE
FlorenciaFri 12:46 PM1023 km636 miles552 nmEast E
San JoseFri 11:46 AM1056 km656 miles570 nmNorth N

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