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Day and Night World Map

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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 01:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 8° 03' South
Longitude: 162° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.34 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"1027.54 miwest0° 00' 56.7"1.08 minorth1027.56 mi
24 hours0° 02' 46.7"3.17 miwest0° 22' 43.3"26.03 minorth26.22 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 28, 2014 at 01:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 9° 50' South
Longitude: 144° 17' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 439.82 meters/second, 1583.3 km/hour, 983.8 miles/hour or 854.9 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.9"16.40 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 minorth16.40 mi
1 hour14° 26' 00.0"983.78 miwest0° 10' 41.3"12.24 minorth984.12 mi
24 hours13° 24' 37.6"914.07 mieast4° 30' 49.4"310.21 minorth970.27 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HoniaraFri 12:20 PM356 km221 miles192 nmWest-southwest WSW
GizoFri 12:20 PM665 km413 miles359 nmWest W
ArawaFri 11:20 AM832 km517 miles449 nmWest-northwest WNW
YarenFri 1:20 PM945 km587 miles510 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LuganvilleFri 12:20 PM949 km590 miles512 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port VilaFri 12:20 PM1222 km760 miles660 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TarawaFri 1:20 PM1536 km955 miles830 nmNortheast NE
Port MoresbyFri 11:20 AM1733 km1077 miles936 nmWest W
PalikirFri 12:20 PM1736 km1079 miles937 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FunafutiFri 1:20 PM1801 km1119 miles972 nmEast E
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