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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 = Friday, May 16, 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, May 16, 2014 at 16:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 12' North, Longitude: 74° 54' West

The ground speed is currently 438.20 meters/second, 1577.5 kilometres/hour, 980.2 miles/hour or 851.8 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' 00.0"16.34 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miNorth16.34 mi
1 hour14° 59' 59.1"979.93 miWest0° 00' 34.1"0.65 miNorth979.90 mi
24 hours0° 00' 24.4"0.44 miEast0° 13' 32.3"15.52 miNorth15.53 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, May 16, 2014 at 16:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 59' South, Longitude: 132° 00' East

The ground speed is currently 421.49 meters/second, 1517.4 kilometres/hour, 942.9 miles/hour or 819.3 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' 24.5"15.71 miWest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 miSouth15.71 mi
1 hour14° 24' 32.8"942.58 miWest0° 00' 21.6"0.41 miSouth942.57 mi
24 hours14° 12' 22.1"929.31 miEast0° 26' 51.8"30.79 miNorth931.06 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
Santiago de Cuba *Fri 12:56 PM134 km83 miles72 nmNorthwest NW
Gonaïves *Fri 12:56 PM235 km146 miles127 nmEast E
Holguín *Fri 12:56 PM235 km146 miles127 nmNorthwest NW
KingstonFri 11:56 AM239 km148 miles129 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port-au-Prince *Fri 12:56 PM280 km174 miles151 nmEast-southeast ESE
May PenFri 11:56 AM281 km175 miles152 nmWest-southwest WSW
Labadee *Fri 12:56 PM287 km178 miles155 nmEast-northeast ENE
Cap-Haïtien *Fri 12:56 PM291 km181 miles157 nmEast-northeast ENE
Montego BayFri 11:56 AM327 km203 miles177 nmWest-southwest WSW
San Juan de la MaguanaFri 12:56 PM389 km242 miles210 nmEast E

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