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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 2:30:00 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 Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 14:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 43' North, Longitude: 36° 10' West

The ground speed is currently 463.41 meters/second, 1668.3 kilometres/hour, 1036.6 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"1036.61 miWest0° 00' 58.7"1.12 miNorth1036.61 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.6"5.20 miWest0° 23' 27.2"26.86 miNorth27.36 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 14:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 01' South, Longitude: 77° 37' West

The ground speed is currently 441.48 meters/second, 1589.3 kilometres/hour, 987.6 miles/hour or 858.2 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"16.46 miWest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 miNorth16.46 mi
1 hour14° 27' 13.9"987.44 miWest0° 10' 31.5"12.06 miNorth987.75 mi
24 hours12° 58' 37.3"886.56 miEast4° 25' 24.8"303.98 miNorth941.51 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
FortalezaThu 11:30 AM760 km472 miles410 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Fernando de NoronhaThu 12:30 PM837 km520 miles452 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RecifeThu 11:30 AM1200 km745 miles648 nmSouth S
BelémThu 11:30 AM1445 km898 miles780 nmWest-southwest WSW
SalvadorThu 11:30 AM1755 km1090 miles948 nmSouth S
CayenneThu 11:30 AM1813 km1126 miles979 nmWest W
PraiaThu 1:30 PM1936 km1203 miles1046 nmNortheast NE
ParamariboThu 11:30 AM2137 km1328 miles1154 nmWest W
BrasiliaThu 11:30 AM2420 km1504 miles1307 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DakarThu 2:30 PM2445 km1519 miles1320 nmNortheast NE

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