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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 = 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).

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= 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 of the movement is currently 463.41 meters/second, 1668.3 km/hour, 1036.6 miles/hour or 900.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.28 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 of the movement is currently 441.48 meters/second, 1589.3 km/hour, 987.6 miles/hour or 858.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position 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 zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FortalezaThu 11:30 AM764 km475 miles413 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Fernando de NoronhaThu 12:30 PM842 km523 miles455 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RecifeThu 11:30 AM1204 km748 miles650 nmSouth S
BelémThu 11:30 AM1447 km899 miles781 nmWest-southwest WSW
SalvadorThu 11:30 AM1753 km1089 miles947 nmSouth S
CayenneThu 11:30 AM1813 km1126 miles979 nmWest W
PraiaThu 1:30 PM1936 km1203 miles1045 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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