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Day and Night World Map

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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 Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 22:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 8° 28' South
Longitude: 157° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.86 meters/second, 1651.9 km/hour, 1026.4 miles/hour or 891.9 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.11 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.11 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.3"1026.44 miwest0° 00' 56.3"1.08 minorth1026.46 mi
24 hours0° 02' 38.0"3.00 miwest0° 22' 35.4"25.88 minorth26.05 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, February 26, 2014 at 22:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 14° 07' South
Longitude: 168° 56' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.43 meters/second, 1556.8 km/hour, 967.3 miles/hour or 840.6 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"16.12 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 minorth16.12 mi
1 hour14° 25' 00.2"967.21 miwest0° 08' 29.9"9.74 minorth967.56 mi
24 hours346° 09' 53.5"928.20 miwest3° 48' 40.2"261.99 minorth971.24 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiThu 12:40 PM1144 km711 miles618 nmNorth N
PapeeteWed 12:40 PM1291 km802 miles697 nmSoutheast SE
RarotongaWed 12:40 PM1441 km896 miles778 nmSouth S
FakaofoThu 11:40 AM1560 km969 miles842 nmWest W
Apia *Thu 12:40 PM1710 km1063 miles923 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiWed 11:40 AM1814 km1127 miles979 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandWed 10:40 AM2356 km1464 miles1272 nmWest-northwest WNW
NukualofaThu 11:40 AM2398 km1490 miles1295 nmSouthwest SW
FunafutiThu 10:40 AM2610 km1622 miles1409 nmWest W
SuvaThu 10:40 AM2857 km1775 miles1543 nmWest-southwest WSW
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