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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 = Saturday, September 13, 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, September 13, 2014 at 16:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 38' North, Longitude: 68° 32' West

The ground speed is currently 463.02 meters/second, 1666.9 kilometres/hour, 1035.7 miles/hour or 900.0 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"17.26 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.26 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.4"1035.73 miWest0° 00' 57.3"1.10 miSouth1035.73 mi
24 hours0° 05' 20.8"6.15 miWest0° 23' 00.3"26.35 miSouth27.06 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 16:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 36' North, Longitude: 170° 36' East

The ground speed is currently 431.18 meters/second, 1552.2 kilometres/hour, 964.5 miles/hour or 838.1 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' 28.4"16.07 miWest0° 00' 05.9"0.11 miNorth16.08 mi
1 hour14° 28' 25.2"964.31 miWest0° 05' 51.8"6.72 miNorth964.11 mi
24 hours347° 27' 04.0"836.11 miWest1° 53' 49.0"130.44 miNorth842.26 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
Puerto AyacuchoSat 12:00 Noon245 km152 miles132 nmNorth-northeast NNE
MitúSat 11:30 AM325 km202 miles175 nmSouthwest SW
San Fernando de ApureSat 12:00 Noon484 km301 miles261 nmNorth-northeast NNE
VillavicencioSat 11:30 AM571 km355 miles308 nmWest W
BogotaSat 11:30 AM625 km388 miles338 nmWest W
BucaramangaSat 11:30 AM637 km396 miles344 nmNorthwest NW
CúcutaSat 11:30 AM645 km401 miles348 nmNorthwest NW
BarquisimetoSat 12:00 Noon717 km445 miles387 nmNorth N
ValenciaSat 12:00 Noon724 km450 miles391 nmNorth N
CaracasSat 12:00 Noon779 km484 miles421 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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