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Day and Night World Map

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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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 10° 38' North
Longitude: 89° 24' 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"1019.99 miwest0° 00' 52.6"1.00 minorth1019.97 mi
24 hours0° 03' 22.4"3.82 miwest0° 20' 56.2"23.99 minorth24.29 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 17:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 08' South
Longitude: 121° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.08 meters/second, 1537.5 km/hour, 955.3 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' 53.0"955.14 miwest0° 04' 50.8"5.55 misouth954.95 mi
24 hours13° 27' 06.4"889.31 mieast1° 26' 46.6"99.47 misouth891.32 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
San SalvadorThu 11:56 AM340 km211 miles183 nmNorth N
San MiguelThu 11:56 AM342 km212 miles185 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santa AnaThu 11:56 AM372 km231 miles201 nmNorth N
ManaguaThu 11:56 AM381 km237 miles206 nmEast-northeast ENE
MasayaThu 11:56 AM390 km242 miles210 nmEast-northeast ENE
EscuintlaThu 11:56 AM433 km269 miles234 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TegucigalpaThu 11:56 AM448 km279 miles242 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MatagalpaThu 11:56 AM456 km283 miles246 nmNortheast NE
GuatemalaThu 11:56 AM457 km284 miles247 nmNorth-northwest NNW
AlajuelaThu 11:56 AM572 km355 miles309 nmEast E
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