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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 Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 01:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 40' South, Longitude: 160° 36' 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"1028.41 miwest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 minorth1028.43 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 Latitude: 5° 18' South, Longitude: 155° 34' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.95 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"995.24 miwest0° 11' 47.1"13.50 minorth995.49 mi
24 hours13° 02' 09.3"897.87 mieast4° 47' 01.3"328.69 minorth958.41 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 PM207 km129 miles112 nmSouth-southwest SSW
GizoSat 12:30 PM418 km260 miles226 nmWest W
ArawaSat 11:30 AM580 km360 miles313 nmWest-northwest WNW
BukaSat 11:30 AM702 km436 miles379 nmWest-northwest WNW
YarenSat 1:30 PM1055 km656 miles570 nmNortheast NE
Port VilaSat 12:30 PM1392 km865 miles752 nmSoutheast SE
Port MoresbySat 11:30 AM1490 km926 miles805 nmWest W
PalikirSat 12:30 PM1636 km1017 miles883 nmNorth N
TarawaSat 1:30 PM1704 km1059 miles920 nmNortheast NE
CairnsSat 11:30 AM1909 km1186 miles1031 nmSouthwest SW
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