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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, April 17, 2014 at 2:56:00 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 Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 14:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 35' North, Longitude: 44° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.06 meters/second, 1641.8 km/hour, 1020.2 miles/hour or 886.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.00 miWest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 miNorth17.00 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.6"1020.07 miWest0° 00' 52.6"1.00 miNorth1020.04 mi
24 hours0° 03' 23.2"3.84 miWest0° 20' 57.6"24.01 miNorth24.31 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 14:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 53' South, Longitude: 164° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.73 meters/second, 1539.8 km/hour, 956.8 miles/hour or 831.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"15.95 miWest0° 00' 05.1"0.10 miSouth15.95 mi
1 hour14° 27' 02.4"956.54 miWest0° 05' 08.9"5.90 miSouth956.34 mi
24 hours13° 23' 59.8"887.02 miEast1° 34' 37.7"108.46 miSouth889.84 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CayenneThu 11:56 AM1101 km684 miles595 nmSouthwest SW
ParamariboThu 11:56 AM1327 km825 miles717 nmWest-southwest WSW
BelémThu 11:56 AM1417 km880 miles765 nmSouth-southwest SSW
GeorgetownThu 10:56 AM1601 km995 miles865 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaThu 11:56 AM1700 km1056 miles918 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BridgetownThu 10:56 AM1712 km1064 miles924 nmWest W
CastriesThu 10:56 AM1874 km1164 miles1012 nmWest-northwest WNW
KingstownThu 10:56 AM1886 km1172 miles1018 nmWest W
Fort-de-FranceThu 10:56 AM1895 km1178 miles1023 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port of SpainThu 10:56 AM1904 km1183 miles1028 nmWest W

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