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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

UTC time = Midnight between Wednesday, February 26, 2014 and Thursday, February 27, 2014.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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: 176° 48' 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"1026.42 miWest0° 00' 56.3"1.08 miNorth1026.45 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° 59' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.80 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"967.97 miWest0° 08' 37.6"9.89 miNorth968.32 mi
24 hours13° 48' 55.9"927.58 miEast3° 51' 18.6"265.00 miNorth971.42 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 Noon441 km274 miles238 nmWest W
Mata-UtuThu 12:00 Noon541 km336 miles292 nmSouth S
FakaofoThu 1:00 PM624 km388 miles337 nmEast E
Salelologa (Savai'i) *Thu 2:00 PM769 km478 miles415 nmSoutheast SE
Apia *Thu 2:00 PM810 km503 miles437 nmSoutheast SE
RawakiThu 1:00 PM853 km530 miles461 nmNortheast NE
Pago PagoWed 1:00 PM926 km575 miles500 nmSoutheast SE
Baker IslandWed 12:00 Noon957 km595 miles517 nmNorth N
LabasaThu 12:00 Noon976 km606 miles527 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SuvaThu 12:00 Noon1189 km739 miles642 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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