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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 = Saturday, August 16, 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 16:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 36' North, Longitude: 66° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 450.96 meters/second, 1623.5 km/hour, 1008.8 miles/hour or 876.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.81 miWest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 miSouth16.81 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.8"1008.62 miWest0° 00' 47.5"0.91 miSouth1008.64 mi
24 hours0° 03' 11.5"3.58 miWest0° 19' 08.0"21.92 miSouth22.21 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, August 16, 2014 at 16:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 04' North, Longitude: 170° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.63 meters/second, 1564.7 km/hour, 972.2 miles/hour or 844.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.1"16.20 miWest0° 00' 07.2"0.14 miNorth16.20 mi
1 hour14° 29' 11.2"972.05 miWest0° 07' 07.8"8.17 miNorth971.83 mi
24 hours12° 16' 49.7"824.06 miEast2° 26' 44.8"168.16 miNorth836.48 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
WillemstadSat 12:30 PM318 km198 miles172 nmWest-southwest WSW
CaracasSat 12:00 Noon348 km216 miles188 nmSouth S
MaracaySat 12:00 Noon392 km244 miles212 nmSouth-southwest SSW
OranjestadSat 12:30 PM409 km254 miles221 nmWest-southwest WSW
ValenciaSat 12:00 Noon417 km259 miles225 nmSouth-southwest SSW
PonceSat 12:30 PM488 km303 miles263 nmNorth N
ChristianstedSat 12:30 PM494 km307 miles267 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BarquisimetoSat 12:00 Noon502 km312 miles271 nmSouthwest SW
CaguasSat 12:30 PM514 km319 miles278 nmNorth N
MayagüezSat 12:30 PM514 km320 miles278 nmNorth N

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