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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 6:56:00 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).

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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, March 21, 2014 at 18:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 26' North, Longitude: 102° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.91 meters/second, 1670.1 km/hour, 1037.7 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' 29.4"5.18 miWest0° 23' 40.6"27.11 miNorth27.60 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, March 21, 2014 at 18:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 42' South, Longitude: 137° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.89 meters/second, 1533.2 km/hour, 952.7 miles/hour or 827.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.2"15.88 miWest0° 00' 04.1"0.08 miSouth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 27' 10.8"952.42 miWest0° 04' 03.9"4.66 miSouth952.25 mi
24 hours13° 20' 01.5"878.70 miEast1° 07' 52.1"77.79 miSouth879.32 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Galapagos IslandsFri 12:56 PM1413 km878 miles763 nmEast E
AcapulcoFri 12:56 PM1836 km1141 miles991 nmNorth N
GuatemalaFri 12:56 PM2029 km1261 miles1095 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorFri 12:56 PM2053 km1276 miles1109 nmNortheast NE
Mexico CityFri 12:56 PM2128 km1322 miles1149 nmNorth N
VeracruzFri 12:56 PM2180 km1355 miles1177 nmNorth-northeast NNE
ManaguaFri 12:56 PM2188 km1360 miles1182 nmNortheast NE
TegucigalpaFri 12:56 PM2241 km1392 miles1210 nmNortheast NE
GuadalajaraFri 12:56 PM2242 km1393 miles1211 nmNorth N
San JoseFri 12:56 PM2267 km1409 miles1224 nmEast-northeast ENE

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