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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 02:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 02' South, Longitude: 147° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.36 meters/second, 1653.7 km/hour, 1027.6 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"1027.58 miwest0° 00' 56.7"1.08 minorth1027.60 mi
24 hours0° 02' 47.1"3.18 miwest0° 22' 43.6"26.03 minorth26.23 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 28, 2014 at 02:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 39' South, Longitude: 129° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.07 meters/second, 1584.3 km/hour, 984.4 miles/hour or 855.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.9"16.41 miwest0° 00' 10.6"0.20 minorth16.41 mi
1 hour14° 26' 02.6"984.35 miwest0° 10' 45.0"12.32 minorth984.69 mi
24 hours13° 23' 39.1"913.45 mieast4° 31' 54.9"311.45 minorth969.98 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Port MoresbyFri 12:20 PM174 km108 miles94 nmSouth-southwest SSW
LaeFri 12:20 PM174 km108 miles94 nmNorthwest NW
Mount HagenFri 12:20 PM469 km292 miles253 nmWest-northwest WNW
ArawaFri 12:20 PM873 km542 miles471 nmEast-northeast ENE
GizoFri 1:20 PM989 km614 miles534 nmEast E
JayapuraFri 11:20 AM1000 km622 miles540 nmNorthwest NW
CairnsFri 12:20 PM1009 km627 miles545 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HoniaraFri 1:20 PM1338 km832 miles723 nmEast E
ManokwariFri 11:20 AM1725 km1072 miles931 nmWest-northwest WNW
DarwinFri 11:50 AM1928 km1198 miles1041 nmWest-southwest WSW
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