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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 4:46:00 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 16:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 37' North, Longitude: 71° 37' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.02 meters/second, 1641.7 km/hour, 1020.1 miles/hour or 886.4 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"1019.98 miWest0° 00' 52.6"1.00 miNorth1019.96 mi
24 hours0° 03' 22.7"3.83 miWest0° 20' 56.8"23.99 miNorth24.30 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 16:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 02' South, Longitude: 138° 15' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.33 meters/second, 1538.4 km/hour, 955.9 miles/hour or 830.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"15.93 miWest0° 00' 05.0"0.10 miSouth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 26' 56.7"955.64 miWest0° 04' 58.0"5.69 miSouth955.45 mi
24 hours13° 25' 54.4"888.39 miEast1° 29' 52.7"103.02 miSouth890.71 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MaracaiboThu 12:16 PM5 km3 miles3 nmNorth N
Ciudad OjedaThu 12:16 PM54 km34 miles29 nmSoutheast SE
BarquisimetoThu 12:16 PM258 km160 miles139 nmEast-southeast ESE
OranjestadThu 12:46 PM273 km169 miles147 nmNortheast NE
CúcutaThu 11:46 AM316 km197 miles171 nmSouth-southwest SSW
WillemstadThu 12:46 PM336 km209 miles181 nmEast-northeast ENE
BarranquillaThu 11:46 AM350 km218 miles189 nmWest W
ValenciaThu 12:16 PM399 km248 miles215 nmEast E
BucaramangaThu 11:46 AM421 km262 miles228 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CartagenaThu 11:46 AM428 km266 miles231 nmWest W

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