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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 5:56:00 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 17:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 25' North, Longitude: 87° 13' West

The ground speed is currently 463.92 meters/second, 1670.1 kilometres/hour, 1037.7 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 miNorth27.60 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, March 21, 2014 at 17:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 38' South, Longitude: 151° 35' East

The ground speed is currently 426.08 meters/second, 1533.9 kilometres/hour, 953.1 miles/hour or 828.2 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' 13.9"952.85 miWest0° 04' 10.1"4.78 miSouth952.67 mi
24 hours13° 18' 59.9"877.91 miEast1° 10' 29.6"80.80 miSouth878.71 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
Galapagos IslandsFri 11:56 AM302 km188 miles163 nmWest-southwest WSW
GuayaquilFri 12:56 PM865 km538 miles467 nmEast-southeast ESE
QuitoFri 12:56 PM972 km604 miles525 nmEast E
CuencaFri 12:56 PM984 km612 miles532 nmEast-southeast ESE
San JoseFri 11:56 AM1109 km689 miles599 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CaliFri 12:56 PM1237 km769 miles668 nmEast-northeast ENE
PanamaFri 12:56 PM1276 km793 miles689 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaFri 11:56 AM1302 km809 miles703 nmNorth N
MedellinFri 12:56 PM1446 km898 miles781 nmEast-northeast ENE
San SalvadorFri 11:56 AM1485 km923 miles802 nmNorth N

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