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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 22:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 41' South, Longitude: 160° 35' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.88 meters/second, 1641.2 km/hour, 1019.8 miles/hour or 886.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.00 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.00 mi
1 hour15° 00' 04.1"1019.68 miwest0° 00' 54.0"1.03 minorth1019.71 mi
24 hours0° 01' 46.4"2.01 miwest0° 21' 43.9"24.89 minorth24.97 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 22:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 04' South, Longitude: 83° 33' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.80 meters/second, 1565.3 km/hour, 972.6 miles/hour or 845.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.5"16.21 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 misouth16.21 mi
1 hour14° 29' 31.0"972.39 miwest0° 07' 25.8"8.51 misouth972.16 mi
24 hours12° 30' 02.8"838.82 mieast2° 37' 28.6"180.46 misouth853.01 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RarotongaThu 12:56 PM1171 km728 miles632 nmSouth S
FakaofoFri 11:56 AM1177 km731 miles635 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 12:56 PM1266 km787 miles684 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiThu 11:56 AM1365 km848 miles737 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteThu 12:56 PM1410 km876 miles761 nmSoutheast SE
KiritimatiFri 12:56 PM1433 km891 miles774 nmNorth-northeast NNE
NukualofaFri 11:56 AM1944 km1208 miles1050 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandThu 10:56 AM2131 km1324 miles1151 nmWest-northwest WNW
FunafutiFri 10:56 AM2230 km1386 miles1204 nmWest W
SuvaFri 10:56 AM2407 km1495 miles1300 nmWest-southwest WSW
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