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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 = Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 10:30:00 AM.

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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 Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 10:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 39' North, Longitude: 23° 51' East

The ground speed is currently 463.44 meters/second, 1668.4 kilometres/hour, 1036.7 miles/hour or 900.8 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"17.28 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miNorth17.28 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.3"1036.67 miWest0° 00' 58.7"1.12 miNorth1036.66 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.7"5.20 miWest0° 23' 27.7"26.87 miNorth27.37 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 10:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 43' South, Longitude: 19° 48' West

The ground speed is currently 440.54 meters/second, 1586.0 kilometres/hour, 985.5 miles/hour or 856.4 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' 27.0"16.42 miWest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 miNorth16.42 mi
1 hour14° 27' 06.5"985.34 miWest0° 10' 17.4"11.79 miNorth985.66 mi
24 hours13° 01' 18.0"887.85 miEast4° 21' 10.3"299.13 miNorth941.52 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
KisanganiThu 12:30 PM279 km174 miles151 nmSouth-southeast SSE
OboThu 11:30 AM422 km262 miles228 nmNortheast NE
BriaThu 11:30 AM476 km296 miles257 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BambariThu 11:30 AM493 km306 miles266 nmNorthwest NW
YambioThu 1:30 PM547 km340 miles296 nmEast-northeast ENE
BanguiThu 11:30 AM618 km384 miles334 nmWest-northwest WNW
BimboThu 11:30 AM631 km392 miles341 nmWest-northwest WNW
ImpfondoThu 11:30 AM654 km407 miles353 nmWest W
MbandakaThu 11:30 AM685 km426 miles370 nmWest-southwest WSW
Kaga-BandoroThu 11:30 AM707 km439 miles382 nmNorthwest NW

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