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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 Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 00:24:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 44' South, Longitude: 177° 29' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 454.24 meters/second, 1635.3 km/hour, 1016.1 miles/hour or 883.0 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.93 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth16.93 mi
1 hour15° 00' 02.9"1015.98 miwest0° 00' 52.8"1.01 minorth1016.00 mi
24 hours0° 01' 17.8"1.47 miwest0° 21' 13.4"24.31 minorth24.36 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, February 18, 2014 at 00:24:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 21' South, Longitude: 28° 02' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.17 meters/second, 1617.0 km/hour, 1004.8 miles/hour or 873.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.9"16.75 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 32' 58.0"1004.68 miwest0° 10' 05.0"11.55 misouth1004.66 mi
24 hours10° 57' 58.8"757.26 mieast3° 57' 47.3"272.32 misouth802.74 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FunafutiTue 12:24 PM403 km250 miles217 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LautokaTue 12:24 PM650 km404 miles351 nmSouth S
NadiTue 12:24 PM672 km418 miles363 nmSouth S
SuvaTue 12:24 PM716 km445 miles387 nmSouth S
Apia *Tue 2:24 PM1189 km739 miles642 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port VilaTue 11:24 AM1190 km739 miles642 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoTue 1:24 PM1262 km784 miles681 nmEast E
NukualofaTue 1:24 PM1301 km808 miles702 nmSoutheast SE
Baker IslandMon 12:24 PM1478 km918 miles798 nmNorth-northeast NNE
TarawaTue 12:24 PM1536 km955 miles829 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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