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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 = Sunday, August 17, 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 17:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 16' North, Longitude: 81° 29' West

The ground speed is currently 451.59 meters/second, 1625.7 kilometres/hour, 1010.2 miles/hour or 877.8 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"16.84 miWest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 miSouth16.84 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.1"1010.02 miWest0° 00' 48.0"0.92 miSouth1010.05 mi
24 hours0° 03' 19.1"3.73 miWest0° 19' 21.3"22.17 miSouth22.49 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, August 17, 2014 at 17:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 35' North, Longitude: 172° 51' West

The ground speed is currently 429.55 meters/second, 1546.4 kilometres/hour, 960.9 miles/hour or 835.0 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' 29.3"16.01 miWest0° 00' 04.9"0.09 miNorth16.01 mi
1 hour14° 29' 26.1"960.65 miWest0° 04' 53.3"5.60 miNorth960.46 mi
24 hours12° 10' 13.3"806.88 miEast1° 31' 25.5"104.79 miNorth810.40 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
San AndrésSun 12:30 PM80 km49 miles43 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Puerto CabezasSun 11:30 AM221 km138 miles120 nmWest-northwest WNW
LimónSun 11:30 AM400 km249 miles216 nmSouth-southwest SSW
San JoseSun 11:30 AM465 km289 miles251 nmSouthwest SW
ColónSun 12:30 PM467 km290 miles252 nmSouth-southeast SSE
AlajuelaSun 11:30 AM467 km290 miles252 nmSouthwest SW
MatagalpaSun 11:30 AM482 km300 miles260 nmWest W
PanamaSun 12:30 PM520 km323 miles281 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LiberiaSun 11:30 AM520 km323 miles281 nmSouthwest SW
MasayaSun 11:30 AM521 km324 miles281 nmWest-southwest WSW

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