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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 25, 2014 at 23:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 50' South, Longitude: 167° 02' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.41 meters/second, 1650.3 km/hour, 1025.4 miles/hour or 891.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.09 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.09 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.0"1025.44 miwest0° 00' 56.0"1.07 minorth1025.46 mi
24 hours0° 02' 30.2"2.85 miwest0° 22' 28.1"25.74 minorth25.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, February 25, 2014 at 23:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 55' South, Longitude: 145° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.37 meters/second, 1534.9 km/hour, 953.8 miles/hour or 828.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"15.90 miwest0° 00' 05.9"0.11 minorth15.90 mi
1 hour14° 24' 27.7"953.60 miwest0° 05' 55.0"6.78 minorth953.87 mi
24 hours14° 07' 23.1"934.77 mieast2° 53' 31.5"198.86 minorth962.29 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FakaofoWed 12:20 PM465 km289 miles251 nmWest W
RawakiWed 12:20 PM697 km433 miles376 nmNorthwest NW
Pago PagoTue 12:20 PM721 km448 miles389 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Apia *Wed 1:20 PM757 km470 miles408 nmSouthwest SW
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Wed 1:20 PM784 km487 miles423 nmSouthwest SW
AlofiTue 12:20 PM1172 km728 miles633 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandTue 11:20 AM1447 km899 miles781 nmNorthwest NW
FunafutiWed 11:20 AM1513 km940 miles817 nmWest W
RarotongaTue 1:20 PM1577 km980 miles852 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KiritimatiWed 1:20 PM1600 km994 miles864 nmNortheast NE
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