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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 = Friday, March 28, 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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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, March 28, 2014 at 14:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 06' North, Longitude: 36° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.25 meters/second, 1667.7 km/hour, 1036.3 miles/hour or 900.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.27 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miNorth17.27 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.3"1036.25 miWest0° 00' 58.5"1.12 miNorth1036.25 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.0"5.18 miWest0° 23' 23.6"26.79 miNorth27.29 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, March 28, 2014 at 14:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 36' South, Longitude: 64° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.89 meters/second, 1605.2 km/hour, 997.4 miles/hour or 866.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.9"16.62 miWest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 miNorth16.62 mi
1 hour14° 27' 53.2"997.33 miWest0° 11' 30.5"13.18 miNorth997.55 mi
24 hours12° 44' 50.5"878.92 miEast4° 40' 14.3"320.92 miNorth937.46 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FortalezaFri 11:30 AM802 km498 miles433 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Fernando de NoronhaFri 12:30 PM884 km549 miles477 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RecifeFri 11:30 AM1248 km776 miles674 nmSouth S
BelémFri 11:30 AM1453 km903 miles785 nmWest-southwest WSW
SalvadorFri 11:30 AM1795 km1115 miles969 nmSouth S
CayenneFri 11:30 AM1799 km1118 miles971 nmWest W
PraiaFri 1:30 PM1912 km1188 miles1032 nmNortheast NE
ParamariboFri 11:30 AM2122 km1319 miles1146 nmWest W
DakarFri 2:30 PM2428 km1509 miles1311 nmEast-northeast ENE
BanjulFri 2:30 PM2447 km1520 miles1321 nmEast-northeast ENE

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