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

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.99 meters/second, 1641.6 km/hour, 1020.0 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"1019.92 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 of the movement is currently 427.08 meters/second, 1537.5 km/hour, 955.4 miles/hour or 830.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position 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 zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
San MiguelThu 11:56 AM331 km206 miles179 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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
MatagalpaThu 11:56 AM431 km268 miles233 nmNortheast NE
TegucigalpaThu 11:56 AM433 km269 miles234 nmNorth-northeast NNE
EscuintlaThu 11:56 AM444 km276 miles240 nmNorth-northwest NNW
GuatemalaThu 11:56 AM466 km290 miles252 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AlajuelaThu 11:56 AM541 km336 miles292 nmEast E
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