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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 Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 21:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 42' South, Longitude: 145° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.86 meters/second, 1641.1 km/hour, 1019.7 miles/hour or 886.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.00 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.00 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.1"1019.70 miwest0° 00' 54.0"1.03 minorth1019.73 mi
24 hours0° 01' 46.0"2.00 miwest0° 21' 43.5"24.89 minorth24.97 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 21:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 57' South, Longitude: 97° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.06 meters/second, 1566.2 km/hour, 973.2 miles/hour or 845.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.5"16.22 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 misouth16.22 mi
1 hour14° 29' 34.9"973.05 miwest0° 07' 29.7"8.59 misouth972.82 mi
24 hours12° 28' 27.8"837.55 mieast2° 39' 19.4"182.59 misouth852.22 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TaiohaeThu 12:26 PM723 km449 miles390 nmEast-northeast ENE
PapeeteThu 11:56 AM856 km532 miles462 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KiritimatiFri 11:56 AM1883 km1170 miles1017 nmNorthwest NW
RarotongaThu 11:56 AM1889 km1174 miles1020 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownThu 1:56 PM2302 km1430 miles1243 nmSoutheast SE
AlofiThu 10:56 AM2745 km1706 miles1482 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoFri 10:56 AM2785 km1730 miles1504 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 11:56 AM2839 km1764 miles1533 nmWest W
NukualofaFri 10:56 AM3340 km2075 miles1803 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandThu 9:56 AM3596 km2234 miles1942 nmWest-northwest WNW
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