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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 6:40:00 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 18:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 47' North, Longitude: 98° 40' West

The ground speed is currently 463.38 meters/second, 1668.2 kilometres/hour, 1036.6 miles/hour or 900.7 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"1036.55 miWest0° 00' 58.7"1.12 miNorth1036.55 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.6"5.19 miWest0° 23' 26.6"26.85 miNorth27.35 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 18:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 17' South, Longitude: 137° 50' West

The ground speed is currently 442.40 meters/second, 1592.7 kilometres/hour, 989.6 miles/hour or 860.0 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"16.49 miWest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 miNorth16.49 mi
1 hour14° 27' 21.3"989.51 miWest0° 10' 45.0"12.31 miNorth989.81 mi
24 hours12° 55' 55.8"885.22 miEast4° 29' 17.9"308.42 miNorth941.31 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
Galapagos IslandsThu 12:40 PM1089 km677 miles588 nmEast-southeast ESE
AcapulcoThu 12:40 PM1563 km971 miles844 nmNorth N
GuatemalaThu 12:40 PM1585 km985 miles856 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santa AnaThu 12:40 PM1594 km991 miles861 nmNortheast NE
San SalvadorThu 12:40 PM1595 km991 miles861 nmNortheast NE
ManaguaThu 12:40 PM1716 km1066 miles927 nmNortheast NE
TegucigalpaThu 12:40 PM1776 km1104 miles959 nmNortheast NE
San JoseThu 12:40 PM1796 km1116 miles970 nmEast-northeast ENE
VeracruzThu 12:40 PM1837 km1141 miles992 nmNorth N
Mexico CityThu 12:40 PM1841 km1144 miles994 nmNorth N

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