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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 02:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 02' South, Longitude: 140° 22' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.37 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"1027.60 miwest0° 00' 56.7"1.08 minorth1027.62 mi
24 hours0° 02' 47.2"3.18 miwest0° 22' 43.7"26.03 minorth26.23 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, February 28, 2014 at 02:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 34' South, Longitude: 122° 38' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.20 meters/second, 1584.7 km/hour, 984.7 miles/hour or 855.7 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' 10.7"0.21 minorth16.41 mi
1 hour14° 26' 03.7"984.64 miwest0° 10' 46.8"12.35 minorth984.97 mi
24 hours13° 23' 09.9"913.13 mieast4° 32' 26.9"312.06 minorth969.83 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Mount HagenFri 12:50 PM489 km304 miles264 nmEast-northeast ENE
JayapuraFri 11:50 AM608 km378 miles329 nmNorth N
LaeFri 12:50 PM744 km462 miles402 nmEast E
Port MoresbyFri 12:50 PM766 km476 miles414 nmEast-southeast ESE
ManokwariFri 11:50 AM1057 km657 miles571 nmNorthwest NW
CairnsFri 12:50 PM1145 km712 miles618 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DarwinFri 12:20 PM1153 km716 miles623 nmWest-southwest WSW
DiliFri 11:50 AM1631 km1013 miles880 nmWest W
MelekeokFri 11:50 AM1832 km1138 miles989 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Alice SpringsFri 12:20 PM1868 km1161 miles1008 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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