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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 12:20:00 AM.

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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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 00:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 27' South, Longitude: 178° 12' East

The ground speed is currently 458.89 meters/second, 1652.0 kilometres/hour, 1026.5 miles/hour or 892.0 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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' 38.6"3.01 miWest0° 22' 35.9"25.88 miNorth26.06 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 00:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 53' South, Longitude: 145° 11' East

The ground speed is currently 432.90 meters/second, 1558.4 kilometres/hour, 968.4 miles/hour or 841.5 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon 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' 03.3"968.19 miWest0° 08' 39.6"9.92 miNorth968.54 mi
24 hours13° 48' 38.0"927.43 miEast3° 51' 58.3"265.75 miNorth971.48 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FunafutiThu 12:20 PM110 km68 miles59 nmEast E
Mata-UtuThu 12:20 PM817 km508 miles441 nmSoutheast SE
TabiteueaThu 12:20 PM888 km552 miles480 nmNorth-northwest NNW
LabasaThu 12:20 PM892 km554 miles482 nmSouth S
LautokaThu 12:20 PM1016 km632 miles549 nmSouth S
AtafuThu 1:20 PM1022 km635 miles552 nmEast E
SuvaThu 12:20 PM1072 km666 miles579 nmSouth S
Baker IslandWed 12:20 PM1123 km698 miles607 nmNorth-northeast NNE
FakaofoThu 1:20 PM1170 km727 miles632 nmEast E
TarawaThu 12:20 PM1234 km767 miles666 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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