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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 = Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 3:56:00 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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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 15:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 15' North, Longitude: 59° 03' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.55 meters/second, 1643.6 km/hour, 1021.3 miles/hour or 887.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.02 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miNorth17.02 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.8"1021.18 miWest0° 00' 53.0"1.01 miNorth1021.15 mi
24 hours0° 03' 28.9"3.95 miWest0° 21' 07.6"24.20 miNorth24.52 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, April 16, 2014 at 15:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 29' South, Longitude: 137° 22' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.42 meters/second, 1560.3 km/hour, 969.5 miles/hour or 842.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"16.16 miWest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 miSouth16.16 mi
1 hour14° 28' 21.2"969.29 miWest0° 07' 10.9"8.23 miSouth969.07 mi
24 hours12° 55' 37.6"865.82 miEast2° 28' 54.2"170.64 miSouth877.45 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ScarboroughWed 11:56 AM211 km131 miles114 nmWest-northwest WNW
ChaguanasWed 11:56 AM260 km162 miles140 nmWest W
San FernandoWed 11:56 AM264 km164 miles143 nmWest W
Port of SpainWed 11:56 AM273 km169 miles147 nmWest W
BridgetownWed 11:56 AM321 km200 miles173 nmNorth N
Saint George'sWed 11:56 AM356 km221 miles192 nmNorthwest NW
Georgetown (Guyana)Wed 11:56 AM393 km244 miles212 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KingstownWed 11:56 AM399 km248 miles215 nmNorthwest NW
Vieux FortWed 11:56 AM436 km271 miles236 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaturínWed 11:26 AM456 km283 miles246 nmWest W

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