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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 = Friday, August 15, 2014 at 4:30:00 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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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, August 15, 2014 at 16:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 55' North, Longitude: 66° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 450.36 meters/second, 1621.3 km/hour, 1007.4 miles/hour or 875.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.79 miWest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 miSouth16.79 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.4"1007.25 miWest0° 00' 47.0"0.90 miSouth1007.28 mi
24 hours0° 03' 04.0"3.43 miWest0° 18' 55.0"21.67 miSouth21.94 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, August 15, 2014 at 16:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 48' North, Longitude: 176° 59' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.95 meters/second, 1583.8 km/hour, 984.1 miles/hour or 855.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.8"16.40 miWest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 miNorth16.40 mi
1 hour14° 28' 54.9"984.01 miWest0° 09' 03.3"10.37 miNorth983.82 mi
24 hours347° 37' 16.9"841.12 miWest3° 15' 48.1"224.32 miNorth865.66 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
WillemstadFri 12:30 PM342 km213 miles185 nmSouthwest SW
CaracasFri 12:00 Noon383 km238 miles207 nmSouth S
OranjestadFri 12:30 PM425 km264 miles230 nmWest-southwest WSW
MaracayFri 12:00 Noon427 km265 miles231 nmSouth-southwest SSW
ValenciaFri 12:00 Noon451 km280 miles243 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PonceFri 12:30 PM453 km282 miles245 nmNorth N
ChristianstedFri 12:30 PM460 km286 miles248 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CaguasFri 12:30 PM479 km297 miles258 nmNorth N
MayagüezFri 12:30 PM481 km299 miles260 nmNorth N
San JuanFri 12:30 PM504 km313 miles272 nmNorth N

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