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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

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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 16:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 17' North, Longitude: 66° 46' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 451.56 meters/second, 1625.6 km/hour, 1010.1 miles/hour or 877.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.84 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.84 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.1"1010.04 miwest0° 00' 48.0"0.92 misouth1010.06 mi
24 hours0° 03' 18.8"3.72 miwest0° 19' 20.7"22.17 misouth22.48 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 16:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 31' North, Longitude: 158° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.72 meters/second, 1547.0 km/hour, 961.3 miles/hour or 835.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.3"16.02 miwest0° 00' 05.0"0.10 minorth16.02 mi
1 hour14° 29' 25.4"961.11 miwest0° 04' 58.7"5.71 minorth960.92 mi
24 hours12° 10' 31.4"807.61 mieast1° 33' 38.3"107.33 minorth811.38 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Kralendijk (Bonaire)Sun 12:30 PM207 km128 miles112 nmSouthwest SW
WillemstadSun 12:30 PM269 km167 miles145 nmWest-southwest WSW
CaracasSun 12:00 Noon309 km192 miles167 nmSouth S
MaracaySun 12:00 Noon336 km208 miles181 nmSouth-southwest SSW
OranjestadSun 12:30 PM358 km223 miles193 nmWest-southwest WSW
ValenciaSun 12:00 Noon363 km225 miles196 nmSouth-southwest SSW
BarquisimetoSun 12:00 Noon452 km281 miles244 nmSouthwest SW
PonceSun 12:30 PM523 km325 miles282 nmNorth N
ChristianstedSun 12:30 PM541 km336 miles292 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MayagüezSun 12:30 PM545 km339 miles294 nmNorth N
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