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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 Friday, September 5, 2014 at 16:22:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 40' North, Longitude: 66° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 460.83 meters/second, 1659.0 km/hour, 1030.8 miles/hour or 895.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.18 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 misouth17.18 mi
1 hour15° 00' 12.6"1030.87 miwest0° 00' 55.7"1.06 misouth1030.89 mi
24 hours0° 05' 04.7"5.82 miwest0° 22' 19.6"25.57 misouth26.23 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, September 5, 2014 at 16:22:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 60' South, Longitude: 65° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.56 meters/second, 1542.8 km/hour, 958.7 miles/hour or 833.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.7"15.98 miwest0° 00' 06.1"0.12 minorth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 24' 48.2"958.51 miwest0° 06' 14.3"7.15 minorth958.78 mi
24 hours14° 02' 12.0"933.47 mieast2° 59' 51.5"206.11 minorth962.34 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Puerto AyacuchoFri 11:52 AM201 km125 miles109 nmWest-southwest WSW
San Fernando de ApureFri 11:52 AM202 km126 miles109 nmNorthwest NW
Ciudad BolívarFri 11:52 AM326 km203 miles176 nmEast-northeast ENE
MaracayFri 11:52 AM433 km269 miles234 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CaracasFri 11:52 AM433 km269 miles234 nmNorth-northwest NNW
ValenciaFri 11:52 AM445 km277 miles241 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MaturínFri 11:52 AM470 km292 miles254 nmNortheast NE
BarquisimetoFri 11:52 AM514 km319 miles277 nmNorthwest NW
San FernandoFri 12:22 PM650 km404 miles351 nmNortheast NE
ChaguanasFri 12:22 PM670 km416 miles362 nmNortheast NE
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