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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.

March Equinox 2011

Map showing day and night parts of the world

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 23:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 0° 00' North
Longitude: 168° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.93 meters/second, 1670.1 km/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.2"1037.85 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.85 mi
24 hours0° 04' 28.5"5.16 miwest0° 23' 41.7"27.14 minorth27.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 23:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 11° 12' South
Longitude: 25° 49' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.10 meters/second, 1577.1 km/hour, 980.0 miles/hour or 851.6 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"16.33 miwest0° 00' 13.7"0.26 misouth16.33 mi
1 hour14° 26' 18.5"979.82 miwest0° 13' 37.1"15.60 misouth979.55 mi
24 hours13° 38' 40.5"925.95 mieast5° 00' 49.1"344.70 misouth979.39 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RawakiMon 12:20 PM484 km301 miles262 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandSun 11:20 AM898 km558 miles485 nmWest W
FakaofoSun 12:20 PM1082 km672 miles584 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KiritimatiMon 1:20 PM1250 km777 miles675 nmEast E
Apia *Sun 1:20 PM1574 km978 miles850 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiMon 11:20 AM1664 km1034 miles898 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaMon 11:20 AM2075 km1289 miles1120 nmWest W
AlofiSun 12:20 PM2114 km1313 miles1141 nmSouth S
MajuroMon 11:20 AM2397 km1490 miles1295 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaMon 12:20 PM2452 km1523 miles1324 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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