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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

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 15:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 36' North, Longitude: 59° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.03 meters/second, 1641.7 km/hour, 1020.1 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"1020.09 miwest0° 00' 52.6"1.00 minorth1020.07 mi
24 hours0° 03' 23.0"3.83 miwest0° 20' 57.0"24.00 minorth24.31 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 15:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 58' South, Longitude: 150° 01' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.51 meters/second, 1539.0 km/hour, 956.3 miles/hour or 831.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"15.94 miwest0° 00' 05.1"0.10 misouth15.94 mi
1 hour14° 26' 59.1"956.11 miwest0° 05' 02.8"5.79 misouth955.91 mi
24 hours13° 25' 03.8"887.85 mieast1° 31' 59.7"105.45 misouth890.38 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ScarboroughThu 11:56 AM160 km100 miles87 nmWest-northwest WNW
ChaguanasThu 11:56 AM221 km138 miles119 nmWest W
San FernandoThu 11:56 AM230 km143 miles124 nmWest W
Port of SpainThu 11:56 AM232 km144 miles125 nmWest W
BridgetownThu 11:56 AM277 km172 miles150 nmNorth N
Saint George'sThu 11:56 AM303 km189 miles164 nmWest-northwest WNW
KingstownThu 11:56 AM346 km215 miles187 nmNorthwest NW
Vieux FortThu 11:56 AM385 km239 miles208 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CastriesThu 11:56 AM415 km258 miles224 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaturínThu 11:26 AM426 km265 miles230 nmWest-southwest WSW
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