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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 Friday, February 28, 2014 at 00:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 04' South, Longitude: 172° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.33 meters/second, 1653.6 km/hour, 1027.5 miles/hour or 892.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.13 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.13 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.7"1027.51 miwest0° 00' 56.7"1.08 minorth1027.53 mi
24 hours0° 02' 46.6"3.17 miwest0° 22' 43.1"26.02 minorth26.21 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 28, 2014 at 00:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 57' South, Longitude: 153° 55' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.65 meters/second, 1582.7 km/hour, 983.5 miles/hour or 854.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.9"16.39 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 minorth16.39 mi
1 hour14° 25' 58.5"983.40 miwest0° 10' 38.7"12.19 minorth983.74 mi
24 hours13° 25' 16.7"914.48 mieast4° 30' 04.4"309.35 minorth970.45 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FunafutiFri 12:40 PM700 km435 miles378 nmEast E
TarawaFri 12:40 PM1049 km652 miles566 nmNorth N
YarenFri 12:40 PM1063 km661 miles574 nmNorthwest NW
Port VilaFri 11:40 AM1178 km732 miles636 nmSouth-southwest SSW
SuvaFri 12:40 PM1266 km787 miles683 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HoniaraFri 11:40 AM1430 km888 miles772 nmWest W
Baker IslandThu 12:40 PM1493 km928 miles806 nmNortheast NE
MajuroFri 12:40 PM1693 km1052 miles914 nmNorth N
FakaofoFri 1:40 PM1754 km1090 miles947 nmEast E
Apia *Fri 2:40 PM1795 km1115 miles969 nmEast-southeast ESE
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