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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 = Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 2:44:00 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 Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 14:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 47' North, Longitude: 39° 23' West

The ground speed is currently 439.29 meters/second, 1581.5 kilometres/hour, 982.7 miles/hour or 853.9 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' 00.0"16.38 miWest0° 00' 00.6"0.01 miSouth16.38 mi
1 hour15° 00' 01.1"982.38 miWest0° 00' 35.3"0.68 miSouth982.41 mi
24 hours0° 00' 29.7"0.54 miWest0° 14' 18.0"16.39 miSouth16.40 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, July 28, 2016 at 14:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 49' North, Longitude: 110° 55' West

The ground speed is currently 431.84 meters/second, 1554.6 kilometres/hour, 966.0 miles/hour or 839.4 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' 26.4"16.10 miWest0° 00' 06.8"0.13 miNorth16.10 mi
1 hour14° 26' 29.7"965.78 miWest0° 06' 51.9"7.87 miNorth965.56 mi
24 hours13° 32' 42.0"905.85 miEast2° 17' 11.1"157.22 miNorth914.44 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
PraiaThu 1:44 PM1743 km1083 miles941 nmEast-southeast ESE
CayenneThu 11:44 AM2080 km1293 miles1123 nmSouthwest SW
ParamariboThu 11:44 AM2234 km1388 miles1206 nmSouthwest SW
BridgetownThu 10:44 AM2255 km1401 miles1217 nmWest-southwest WSW
Fort-de-FranceThu 10:44 AM2358 km1465 miles1273 nmWest W
CastriesThu 10:44 AM2366 km1470 miles1278 nmWest W
RoseauThu 10:44 AM2373 km1475 miles1281 nmWest W
DakarThu 2:44 PM2382 km1480 miles1286 nmEast E
Saint John's (Antigua)Thu 10:44 AM2386 km1482 miles1288 nmWest W
Basse-Terre (Guadeloupe)Thu 10:44 AM2394 km1487 miles1292 nmWest W

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