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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 = Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 5:30:00 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 Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 17:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 22' North, Longitude: 81° 06' West

The ground speed is currently 463.53 meters/second, 1668.7 kilometres/hour, 1036.9 miles/hour or 901.0 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"17.28 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miNorth17.28 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.3"1036.89 miWest0° 00' 58.7"1.12 miNorth1036.88 mi
24 hours0° 04' 31.1"5.21 miWest0° 23' 30.0"26.91 miNorth27.41 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 17:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 27' South, Longitude: 134° 12' West

The ground speed is currently 436.19 meters/second, 1570.3 kilometres/hour, 975.7 miles/hour or 847.9 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' 26.6"16.26 miWest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 miNorth16.26 mi
1 hour14° 26' 35.3"975.58 miWest0° 09' 04.5"10.40 miNorth975.92 mi
24 hours13° 13' 24.8"893.22 miEast3° 57' 43.7"272.32 miNorth939.62 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
EsmeraldasWed 12:30 PM223 km139 miles120 nmSoutheast SE
Santo Domingo (Ecuador)Wed 12:30 PM361 km224 miles195 nmSoutheast SE
PortoviejoWed 12:30 PM386 km240 miles208 nmSouth S
IbarraWed 12:30 PM399 km248 miles216 nmSoutheast SE
QuitoWed 12:30 PM406 km252 miles219 nmSoutheast SE
AmbatoWed 12:30 PM486 km302 miles263 nmSoutheast SE
CaliWed 12:30 PM523 km325 miles282 nmEast-northeast ENE
GuayaquilWed 12:30 PM524 km326 miles283 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FlorenciaWed 12:30 PM616 km383 miles333 nmEast E
CuencaWed 12:30 PM627 km390 miles339 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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