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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, September 13, 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).

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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 17:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 37' North, Longitude: 83° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.02 meters/second, 1666.9 km/hour, 1035.8 miles/hour or 900.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.26 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miSouth17.26 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.4"1035.74 miWest0° 00' 57.3"1.10 miSouth1035.75 mi
24 hours0° 05' 20.8"6.15 miWest0° 23' 00.5"26.35 miSouth27.06 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, September 13, 2014 at 17:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 42' North, Longitude: 156° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.98 meters/second, 1551.5 km/hour, 964.1 miles/hour or 837.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.4"16.07 miWest0° 00' 05.7"0.11 miNorth16.07 mi
1 hour14° 28' 26.3"963.87 miWest0° 05' 46.0"6.61 miNorth963.67 mi
24 hours12° 32' 28.6"835.21 miEast1° 51' 27.9"127.75 miNorth841.01 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
EsmeraldasSat 12:30 PM522 km324 miles282 nmSoutheast SE
DavidSat 12:30 PM545 km339 miles294 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Santiago de VeraguasSat 12:30 PM569 km354 miles307 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PortoviejoSat 12:30 PM620 km385 miles335 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Santo Domingo (Ecuador)Sat 12:30 PM647 km402 miles349 nmSoutheast SE
San JoseSat 11:30 AM700 km435 miles378 nmNorth N
QuitoSat 12:30 PM702 km436 miles379 nmSoutheast SE
PanamaSat 12:30 PM741 km460 miles400 nmNortheast NE
GuayaquilSat 12:30 PM762 km473 miles411 nmSouth-southeast SSE
CaliSat 12:30 PM780 km485 miles421 nmEast E

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