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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, May 16, 2014 at 16:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 19° 12' North
Longitude: 75° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.20 meters/second, 1577.5 km/hour, 980.2 miles/hour or 851.8 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.34 miwest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 minorth16.34 mi
1 hour14° 59' 59.1"980.00 miwest0° 00' 34.1"0.65 minorth979.97 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 18° 59' South
Longitude: 131° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 421.49 meters/second, 1517.4 km/hour, 942.9 miles/hour or 819.3 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.72 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 misouth15.72 mi
1 hour14° 24' 32.8"942.65 miwest0° 00' 21.5"0.41 misouth942.63 mi
24 hours14° 12' 22.1"929.38 mieast0° 26' 55.2"30.86 minorth931.13 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 *Fri 12:56 PM114 km71 miles62 nmNorthwest NW
KingstonFri 11:56 AM215 km134 miles116 nmSouthwest SW
Holguín *Fri 12:56 PM219 km136 miles118 nmNorth-northwest NNW
May PenFri 11:56 AM256 km159 miles138 nmWest-southwest WSW
Gonaïves *Fri 12:56 PM264 km164 miles143 nmEast E
Montego BayFri 11:56 AM299 km186 miles161 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port-au-Prince *Fri 12:56 PM309 km192 miles167 nmEast-southeast ESE
Cap-Haïtien *Fri 12:56 PM320 km199 miles173 nmEast-northeast ENE
Camagüey *Fri 12:56 PM374 km233 miles202 nmNorthwest NW
Santiago de los CaballerosFri 12:56 PM472 km293 miles255 nmEast E
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