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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 01:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 40' South, Longitude: 157° 50' 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' 54.6"3.32 miwest0° 22' 50.1"26.15 minorth26.37 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 01:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 15' South, Longitude: 152° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.98 meters/second, 1601.9 km/hour, 995.4 miles/hour or 865.0 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' 59.5"995.38 miwest0° 11' 47.4"13.50 minorth995.63 mi
24 hours13° 01' 59.8"897.80 mieast4° 47' 04.0"328.76 minorth958.35 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
GizoSat 12:40 PM119 km74 miles64 nmWest-southwest WSW
ArawaSat 11:40 AM296 km184 miles160 nmWest-northwest WNW
HoniaraSat 12:40 PM305 km189 miles164 nmSoutheast SE
BukaSat 11:40 AM428 km266 miles231 nmNorthwest NW
Port MoresbySat 11:40 AM1188 km738 miles641 nmWest W
YarenSat 1:40 PM1281 km796 miles692 nmNortheast NE
Port VilaSat 12:40 PM1592 km989 miles859 nmSoutheast SE
PalikirSat 12:40 PM1614 km1003 miles871 nmNorth N
CairnsSat 11:40 AM1662 km1033 miles897 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaSat 1:40 PM1962 km1219 miles1059 nmEast-northeast ENE
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