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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 = Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 5:38:00 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 Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 17:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 07' North, Longitude: 82° 57' West

The ground speed is currently 432.85 meters/second, 1558.3 kilometres/hour, 968.3 miles/hour or 841.4 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° 14' 59.9"16.14 miWest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 miSouth16.14 mi
1 hour14° 59' 57.0"967.90 miWest0° 00' 25.9"0.49 miSouth967.93 mi
24 hours0° 01' 08.7"1.23 miEast0° 10' 31.1"12.06 miSouth12.12 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, July 17, 2014 at 17:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 24' North, Longitude: 166° 44' East

The ground speed is currently 446.72 meters/second, 1608.2 kilometres/hour, 999.3 miles/hour or 868.4 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' 29.3"16.65 miWest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 miNorth16.65 mi
1 hour14° 29' 17.2"999.21 miWest0° 11' 00.3"12.60 miNorth999.17 mi
24 hours12° 11' 40.8"841.04 miEast4° 11' 32.9"288.09 miNorth886.07 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
Pinar del Río *Thu 1:38 PM164 km102 miles88 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Havana *Thu 1:38 PM232 km144 miles125 nmNorth-northeast NNE
George Town (Cayman)Thu 12:38 PM261 km162 miles141 nmSoutheast SE
Santa Clara *Thu 1:38 PM340 km211 miles184 nmEast-northeast ENE
Sancti Spíritus *Thu 1:38 PM374 km233 miles202 nmEast-northeast ENE
Key West *Thu 1:38 PM400 km249 miles216 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Cancún *Thu 12:38 PM405 km252 miles219 nmWest W
Playa del Carmen *Thu 12:38 PM432 km269 miles233 nmWest W
Camagüey *Thu 1:38 PM523 km325 miles282 nmEast E
Naples *Thu 1:38 PM569 km354 miles307 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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