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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 5:30:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, August 15, 2014 at 17:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 54' North, Longitude: 81° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 450.38 meters/second, 1621.4 km/hour, 1007.5 miles/hour or 875.5 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"1007.31 miWest0° 00' 47.0"0.90 miSouth1007.34 mi
24 hours0° 03' 04.3"3.44 miWest0° 18' 55.5"21.68 miSouth21.96 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, August 15, 2014 at 17:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 57' North, Longitude: 162° 30' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.74 meters/second, 1583.1 km/hour, 983.7 miles/hour or 854.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.8"16.39 miWest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 miNorth16.39 mi
1 hour14° 28' 55.7"983.53 miWest0° 08' 58.8"10.29 miNorth983.33 mi
24 hours12° 22' 26.8"840.39 miEast3° 13' 52.5"222.12 miNorth864.38 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
San AndrésFri 12:30 PM150 km93 miles81 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Puerto CabezasFri 11:30 AM217 km135 miles117 nmWest W
MatagalpaFri 11:30 AM503 km313 miles272 nmWest-southwest WSW
San JoseFri 11:30 AM529 km329 miles286 nmSouthwest SW
AlajuelaFri 11:30 AM530 km329 miles286 nmSouthwest SW
MasayaFri 11:30 AM554 km345 miles299 nmWest-southwest WSW
ManaguaFri 11:30 AM564 km350 miles304 nmWest-southwest WSW
PanamaFri 12:30 PM580 km361 miles313 nmSouth-southeast SSE
George Town (Cayman)Fri 12:30 PM595 km370 miles321 nmNorth N
DavidFri 12:30 PM617 km383 miles333 nmSouth S

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