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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 27, 2014 at 00:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 27' South, Longitude: 177° 05' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.88 meters/second, 1652.0 km/hour, 1026.5 miles/hour or 892.0 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"1026.50 miwest0° 00' 56.3"1.08 minorth1026.52 mi
24 hours0° 02' 38.4"3.01 miwest0° 22' 35.8"25.88 minorth26.06 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 00:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 56' South, Longitude: 149° 43' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.81 meters/second, 1558.1 km/hour, 968.2 miles/hour or 841.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"16.14 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 minorth16.14 mi
1 hour14° 25' 02.6"968.05 miwest0° 08' 37.8"9.89 minorth968.40 mi
24 hours13° 48' 55.0"927.63 mieast3° 51' 20.8"265.06 minorth971.49 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FunafutiThu 12:00 Noon408 km253 miles220 nmWest W
Mata-UtuThu 12:00 Noon545 km339 miles295 nmSouth S
FakaofoThu 1:00 PM651 km404 miles351 nmEast E
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Thu 2:00 PM790 km491 miles426 nmSoutheast SE
Apia *Thu 2:00 PM831 km516 miles449 nmSoutheast SE
RawakiThu 1:00 PM878 km545 miles474 nmNortheast NE
Pago PagoWed 1:00 PM948 km589 miles512 nmSoutheast SE
Baker IslandWed 12:00 Noon959 km596 miles518 nmNorth N
SuvaThu 12:00 Noon1177 km731 miles635 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AlofiWed 1:00 PM1405 km873 miles758 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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