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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 23:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 40' South, Longitude: 175° 52' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.91 meters/second, 1641.3 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' 04.2"1019.81 miwest0° 00' 54.2"1.03 minorth1019.83 mi
24 hours0° 01' 46.8"2.02 miwest0° 21' 44.3"24.90 minorth24.99 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 20, 2014 at 23:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 12' South, Longitude: 68° 47' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.53 meters/second, 1564.3 km/hour, 972.0 miles/hour or 844.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.5"16.20 miwest0° 00' 07.4"0.14 misouth16.20 mi
1 hour14° 29' 27.0"971.84 miwest0° 07' 21.5"8.43 misouth971.62 mi
24 hours12° 31' 41.6"840.25 mieast2° 35' 32.2"178.25 misouth853.97 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Mata-UtuFri 11:56 AM293 km182 miles158 nmSouth S
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Fri 1:56 PM522 km325 miles282 nmSoutheast SE
FakaofoFri 12:56 PM528 km328 miles285 nmEast-northeast ENE
Apia *Fri 1:56 PM567 km352 miles306 nmSoutheast SE
FunafutiFri 11:56 AM590 km367 miles319 nmWest-northwest WNW
Pago PagoThu 12:56 PM688 km428 miles372 nmSoutheast SE
NeiafuFri 12:56 PM907 km563 miles489 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RawakiFri 12:56 PM956 km594 miles516 nmNortheast NE
SuvaFri 11:56 AM1030 km640 miles556 nmSouthwest SW
AlofiThu 12:56 PM1127 km700 miles608 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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