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Day and Night World Map

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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.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Friday, March 15, 2013 at 01:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 2° 08' South
Longitude: 158° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.60 meters/second, 1669.0 km/hour, 1037.0 miles/hour or 901.2 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.29 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.29 mi
1 hour15° 00' 10.4"1037.12 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.12 mi
24 hours0° 04' 12.9"4.86 miwest0° 23' 42.4"27.15 minorth27.58 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, March 15, 2013 at 01:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 13° 51' North
Longitude: 165° 57' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.15 meters/second, 1570.1 km/hour, 975.6 miles/hour or 847.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.26 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 minorth16.26 mi
1 hour14° 31' 25.3"975.51 miwest0° 08' 04.2"9.25 minorth975.27 mi
24 hours11° 28' 09.9"770.41 mieast2° 52' 27.4"197.64 minorth790.43 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
ArawaFri 11:34 AM556 km346 miles300 nmSouthwest SW
GizoFri 12:34 PM685 km426 miles370 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HoniaraFri 12:34 PM824 km512 miles445 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenFri 1:34 PM956 km594 miles516 nmEast E
PalikirFri 12:34 PM1001 km622 miles541 nmNorth N
Port MoresbyFri 11:34 AM1488 km925 miles804 nmWest-southwest WSW
TarawaFri 1:34 PM1664 km1034 miles898 nmEast-northeast ENE
MajuroFri 1:34 PM1747 km1086 miles943 nmNortheast NE
JayapuraFri 10:34 AM1977 km1228 miles1067 nmWest W
Port VilaFri 12:34 PM2034 km1264 miles1098 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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