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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

UTC time = Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 4:56:00 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).

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 16:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 58' North, Longitude: 74° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.81 meters/second, 1579.7 km/hour, 981.6 miles/hour or 853.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.36 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miNorth16.36 mi
1 hour14° 59' 59.4"981.30 miWest0° 00' 35.0"0.67 miNorth981.27 mi
24 hours0° 00' 16.0"0.29 miEast0° 13' 51.8"15.89 miNorth15.90 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, May 15, 2014 at 16:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 12' South, Longitude: 117° 58' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 423.79 meters/second, 1525.6 km/hour, 948.0 miles/hour or 823.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"15.80 miWest0° 00' 03.3"0.06 miSouth15.80 mi
1 hour14° 25' 19.4"947.71 miWest0° 03' 19.7"3.82 miSouth947.56 mi
24 hours14° 02' 37.2"922.86 miEast0° 46' 18.7"53.09 miSouth922.31 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Santiago de Cuba *Thu 12:56 PM152 km95 miles82 nmNorthwest NW
KingstonThu 11:56 AM225 km140 miles122 nmWest-southwest WSW
Gonaïves *Thu 12:56 PM240 km149 miles129 nmEast-northeast ENE
Holguín *Thu 12:56 PM256 km159 miles138 nmNorth-northwest NNW
May PenThu 11:56 AM270 km168 miles146 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port-au-Prince *Thu 12:56 PM275 km171 miles148 nmEast E
Cap-Haïtien *Thu 12:56 PM298 km185 miles161 nmEast-northeast ENE
Montego BayThu 11:56 AM322 km200 miles174 nmWest W
San Juan de la MaguanaThu 12:56 PM388 km241 miles210 nmEast E
Camagüey *Thu 12:56 PM413 km257 miles223 nmNorthwest NW

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