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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 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 Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 17:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 46' North, Longitude: 81° 10' West

The ground speed is currently 463.39 meters/second, 1668.2 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"1036.57 miWest0° 00' 58.7"1.12 miNorth1036.56 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.6"5.19 miWest0° 23' 26.7"26.85 miNorth27.35 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 17:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 29' South, Longitude: 120° 58' West

The ground speed is currently 442.15 meters/second, 1591.7 kilometres/hour, 989.1 miles/hour or 859.5 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"16.48 miWest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 miNorth16.48 mi
1 hour14° 27' 19.2"988.95 miWest0° 10' 41.3"12.24 miNorth989.25 mi
24 hours12° 56' 40.3"885.60 miEast4° 28' 16.0"307.24 miNorth941.38 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
EsmeraldasThu 12:30 PM261 km162 miles141 nmSoutheast SE
Santo Domingo (Ecuador)Thu 12:30 PM401 km249 miles217 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PortoviejoThu 12:30 PM430 km267 miles232 nmSouth S
IbarraThu 12:30 PM432 km268 miles233 nmSoutheast SE
QuitoThu 12:30 PM443 km275 miles239 nmSoutheast SE
CaliThu 12:30 PM523 km325 miles282 nmEast E
AmbatoThu 12:30 PM527 km328 miles285 nmSouth-southeast SSE
GuayaquilThu 12:30 PM568 km353 miles307 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Santiago de VeraguasThu 12:30 PM590 km367 miles319 nmNorth N
FlorenciaThu 12:30 PM632 km393 miles341 nmEast-southeast ESE

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