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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 00:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 27' South, Longitude: 172° 55' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.89 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' 06.5"1026.52 miwest0° 00' 56.3"1.08 minorth1026.55 mi
24 hours0° 02' 38.7"3.02 miwest0° 22' 36.0"25.89 minorth26.06 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 00:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 50' South, Longitude: 140° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.00 meters/second, 1558.8 km/hour, 968.6 miles/hour or 841.7 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"0.17 minorth16.14 mi
1 hour14° 25' 04.0"968.48 miwest0° 08' 41.7"9.96 minorth968.83 mi
24 hours13° 48' 18.8"927.34 mieast3° 52' 39.8"266.56 minorth971.61 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FunafutiThu 12:40 PM693 km431 miles374 nmEast E
LuganvilleThu 11:40 AM1002 km622 miles541 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaThu 12:40 PM1090 km677 miles589 nmNorth N
YarenThu 12:40 PM1099 km683 miles593 nmNorthwest NW
Port VilaThu 11:40 AM1142 km710 miles617 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SuvaThu 12:40 PM1227 km762 miles662 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HoniaraThu 11:40 AM1430 km889 miles772 nmWest W
Baker IslandWed 12:40 PM1515 km941 miles818 nmNortheast NE
MajuroThu 12:40 PM1735 km1078 miles937 nmNorth N
FakaofoThu 1:40 PM1746 km1085 miles943 nmEast E
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