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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 02:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 25' South, Longitude: 148° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 458.92 meters/second, 1652.1 km/hour, 1026.6 miles/hour or 892.1 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 minorth1026.54 mi
24 hours0° 02' 39.2"3.03 miwest0° 22' 36.5"25.89 minorth26.07 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, February 27, 2014 at 02:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 35' South, Longitude: 116° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.47 meters/second, 1560.5 km/hour, 969.6 miles/hour or 842.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.0"16.16 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 minorth16.16 mi
1 hour14° 25' 07.3"969.46 miwest0° 08' 51.1"10.14 minorth969.81 mi
24 hours13° 46' 48.9"926.54 mieast3° 55' 51.6"270.20 minorth971.78 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port MoresbyThu 12:20 PM160 km99 miles86 nmSouthwest SW
LaeThu 12:20 PM229 km142 miles124 nmNorthwest NW
Mount HagenThu 12:20 PM521 km324 miles282 nmWest-northwest WNW
BukaThu 12:20 PM788 km490 miles425 nmEast-northeast ENE
ArawaThu 12:20 PM849 km527 miles458 nmEast-northeast ENE
GizoThu 1:20 PM953 km592 miles515 nmEast E
CairnsThu 12:20 PM977 km607 miles528 nmSouth-southwest SSW
JayapuraThu 11:20 AM1054 km655 miles569 nmNorthwest NW
HoniaraThu 1:20 PM1298 km807 miles701 nmEast E
ManokwariThu 11:20 AM1776 km1103 miles959 nmWest-northwest WNW
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