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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, August 8, 2014 at 4:12:00 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, August 8, 2014 at 16:12:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 01' North, Longitude: 61° 35' West

The ground speed is currently 445.97 meters/second, 1605.5 kilometres/hour, 997.6 miles/hour or 866.9 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' 00.1"16.63 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miSouth16.63 mi
1 hour15° 00' 05.1"997.38 miWest0° 00' 42.7"0.82 miSouth997.41 mi
24 hours0° 02' 06.4"2.34 miWest0° 17' 15.3"19.77 miSouth19.91 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, August 8, 2014 at 16:12:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 26' South, Longitude: 86° 60' East

The ground speed is currently 424.78 meters/second, 1529.2 kilometres/hour, 950.2 miles/hour or 825.7 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' 23.6"15.84 miWest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 miNorth15.84 mi
1 hour14° 23' 39.0"949.96 miWest0° 04' 44.5"5.44 miNorth950.19 mi
24 hours14° 30' 13.5"957.20 miEast2° 28' 08.3"169.77 miNorth978.19 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
Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe)Fri 12:12 PM16 km10 miles9 nmWest W
Pointe-à-PitreFri 12:12 PM24 km15 miles13 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RoseauFri 12:12 PM83 km52 miles45 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BradesFri 12:12 PM108 km67 miles58 nmNorthwest NW
Saint John's (Antigua)Fri 12:12 PM124 km77 miles67 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Fort-de-FranceFri 12:12 PM166 km103 miles90 nmSouth-southeast SSE
CharlestownFri 12:12 PM166 km103 miles90 nmNorthwest NW
Codrington (Barbuda)Fri 12:12 PM181 km112 miles98 nmNorth N
Basseterre (St. Kitts)Fri 12:12 PM186 km116 miles100 nmNorthwest NW
Oranjestad (St. Eust.)Fri 12:12 PM220 km137 miles119 nmNorthwest NW

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