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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 01:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 7° 40' South
Longitude: 160° 20' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.77 meters/second, 1655.2 km/hour, 1028.5 miles/hour or 893.7 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.14 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.14 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.0"1028.49 miwest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 minorth1028.51 mi
24 hours0° 02' 54.5"3.32 miwest0° 22' 50.0"26.15 minorth26.36 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 01:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 5° 17' South
Longitude: 155° 17' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.96 meters/second, 1601.8 km/hour, 995.3 miles/hour or 864.9 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"16.59 miwest0° 00' 11.7"0.22 minorth16.59 mi
1 hour14° 26' 59.0"995.32 miwest0° 11' 47.1"13.50 minorth995.57 mi
24 hours13° 02' 08.3"897.92 mieast4° 47' 01.6"328.72 minorth958.47 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HoniaraSat 12:30 PM199 km123 miles107 nmSouth-southwest SSW
GizoSat 12:30 PM387 km241 miles209 nmWest W
ArawaSat 11:30 AM550 km342 miles297 nmWest-northwest WNW
YarenSat 1:30 PM1076 km669 miles581 nmNortheast NE
Port VilaSat 12:30 PM1410 km876 miles762 nmSoutheast SE
Port MoresbySat 11:30 AM1460 km907 miles788 nmWest W
PalikirSat 12:30 PM1631 km1014 miles881 nmNorth N
TarawaSat 1:30 PM1729 km1075 miles934 nmNortheast NE
CairnsSat 11:30 AM1883 km1170 miles1017 nmSouthwest SW
MajuroSat 1:30 PM2036 km1265 miles1099 nmNortheast NE
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