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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 Friday, April 18, 2014 at 16:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 10° 58' North
Longitude: 74° 27' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.48 meters/second, 1639.7 km/hour, 1018.9 miles/hour or 885.4 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.98 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth16.98 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.2"1018.85 miwest0° 00' 52.0"1.00 minorth1018.83 mi
24 hours0° 03' 16.4"3.71 miwest0° 20' 45.9"23.79 minorth24.08 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, April 18, 2014 at 16:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 33' South
Longitude: 149° 00' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.25 meters/second, 1523.7 km/hour, 946.8 miles/hour or 822.7 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.9"15.78 miwest0° 00' 02.3"0.05 misouth15.78 mi
1 hour14° 25' 55.4"946.58 miwest0° 02' 19.7"2.67 misouth946.48 mi
24 hours13° 44' 26.8"901.26 mieast0° 23' 02.5"26.42 misouth900.63 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BarranquillaFri 11:56 AM47 km29 miles25 nmWest-northwest WNW
Santa MartaFri 11:56 AM48 km30 miles26 nmNortheast NE
CartagenaFri 11:56 AM136 km84 miles73 nmWest-southwest WSW
MonteríaFri 11:56 AM291 km181 miles157 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MaracaiboFri 12:26 PM311 km193 miles168 nmEast E
CúcutaFri 11:56 AM399 km248 miles215 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BucaramangaFri 11:56 AM447 km278 miles241 nmSouth-southeast SSE
OranjestadFri 12:56 PM517 km322 miles279 nmEast-northeast ENE
MedellinFri 11:56 AM537 km334 miles290 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BarquisimetoFri 12:26 PM573 km356 miles309 nmEast E
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