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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 16:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 37' North, Longitude: 74° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 456.01 meters/second, 1641.6 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"1019.97 miwest0° 00' 52.6"1.00 minorth1019.95 mi
24 hours0° 03' 22.7"3.83 miwest0° 20' 56.7"23.99 minorth24.30 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 16:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 03' South, Longitude: 135° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.29 meters/second, 1538.3 km/hour, 955.8 miles/hour or 830.6 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' 56.2"955.56 miwest0° 04' 56.9"5.67 misouth955.37 mi
24 hours13° 26' 04.6"888.51 mieast1° 29' 26.7"102.52 misouth890.78 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Santa MartaThu 11:56 AM70 km43 miles38 nmNorth N
BarranquillaThu 11:56 AM84 km52 miles45 nmWest-northwest WNW
CartagenaThu 11:56 AM159 km99 miles86 nmWest W
MaracaiboThu 12:26 PM274 km170 miles148 nmEast E
MonteríaThu 11:56 AM283 km176 miles153 nmSouthwest SW
CúcutaThu 11:56 AM347 km215 miles187 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BucaramangaThu 11:56 AM399 km248 miles216 nmSouth-southeast SSE
OranjestadThu 12:56 PM498 km309 miles269 nmEast-northeast ENE
MedellinThu 11:56 AM510 km317 miles275 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BarquisimetoThu 12:26 PM531 km330 miles287 nmEast E
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