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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 areas 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 5:56:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 17:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 38' North, Longitude: 89° 07' West

The ground speed is currently 455.99 meters/second, 1641.6 kilometres/hour, 1020.0 miles/hour or 886.4 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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"1019.92 miWest0° 00' 52.6"1.00 miNorth1019.90 mi
24 hours0° 03' 22.4"3.82 miWest0° 20' 56.3"23.98 miNorth24.29 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 17:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 08' South, Longitude: 121° 23' East

The ground speed is currently 427.08 meters/second, 1537.5 kilometres/hour, 955.4 miles/hour or 830.2 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.8"15.92 miWest0° 00' 04.9"0.09 miSouth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 26' 53.1"955.09 miWest0° 04' 50.9"5.56 miSouth954.89 mi
24 hours13° 27' 05.2"889.23 miEast1° 26' 49.7"99.52 miSouth891.25 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LeónThu 11:56 AM315 km196 miles170 nmNortheast NE
San MiguelThu 11:56 AM331 km206 miles179 nmNorth-northeast NNE
San VicenteThu 11:56 AM335 km208 miles181 nmNorth N
San SalvadorThu 11:56 AM339 km211 miles183 nmNorth N
ManaguaThu 11:56 AM354 km220 miles191 nmEast-northeast ENE
MasayaThu 11:56 AM362 km225 miles195 nmEast-northeast ENE
Santa AnaThu 11:56 AM375 km233 miles202 nmNorth N
LiberiaThu 11:56 AM403 km250 miles217 nmEast E
MatagalpaThu 11:56 AM431 km268 miles233 nmNortheast NE
TegucigalpaThu 11:56 AM436 km271 miles235 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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