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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 Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 23:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 13' North, Longitude: 176° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.92 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"1037.77 miwest0° 00' 59.1"1.13 minorth1037.77 mi
24 hours0° 04' 28.8"5.17 miwest0° 23' 41.2"27.13 minorth27.61 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, March 20, 2013 at 23:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 24' North, Longitude: 71° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.24 meters/second, 1534.5 km/hour, 953.5 miles/hour or 828.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"15.89 miwest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 misouth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 31' 18.0"953.20 miwest0° 04' 37.8"5.31 misouth953.43 mi
24 hours11° 25' 44.6"750.28 mieast2° 14' 28.9"154.14 misouth770.52 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Baker IslandWed 11:52 AM33 km21 miles18 nmWest W
Howland IslandWed 11:52 AM82 km51 miles44 nmNorthwest NW
RawakiThu 12:52 PM748 km465 miles404 nmSoutheast SE
FunafutiThu 11:52 AM1092 km679 miles590 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoThu 12:52 PM1193 km741 miles644 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TarawaThu 11:52 AM1212 km753 miles654 nmWest W
MajuroThu 11:52 AM1598 km993 miles863 nmWest-northwest WNW
Apia *Thu 1:52 PM1628 km1011 miles879 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenThu 11:52 AM1884 km1170 miles1017 nmWest W
KiritimatiThu 1:52 PM2105 km1308 miles1137 nmEast E
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