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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 Sunday, March 20, 2011 at 23:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 00' North, Longitude: 168° 08' 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"1037.78 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.78 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 Latitude: 11° 11' South, Longitude: 26° 05' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.10 meters/second, 1577.2 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' 18.6"979.76 miwest0° 13' 37.2"15.61 misouth979.50 mi
24 hours13° 38' 39.6"925.88 mieast5° 00' 51.8"344.72 misouth979.33 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 PM501 km312 miles271 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandSun 11:20 AM929 km577 miles501 nmWest W
FakaofoSun 12:20 PM1091 km678 miles589 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KiritimatiMon 1:20 PM1220 km758 miles659 nmEast E
Apia *Sun 1:20 PM1581 km983 miles854 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiMon 11:20 AM1689 km1050 miles912 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaMon 11:20 AM2105 km1308 miles1137 nmWest W
AlofiSun 12:20 PM2116 km1315 miles1143 nmSouth S
MajuroMon 11:20 AM2427 km1508 miles1310 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaMon 12:20 PM2461 km1529 miles1329 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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