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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 02:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 40' South, Longitude: 147° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 459.78 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"1028.52 miwest0° 00' 57.0"1.09 minorth1028.54 mi
24 hours0° 02' 54.7"3.33 miwest0° 22' 50.2"26.16 minorth26.37 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, March 1, 2014 at 02:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 08' South, Longitude: 143° 15' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.09 meters/second, 1602.3 km/hour, 995.6 miles/hour or 865.2 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"0.23 minorth16.60 mi
1 hour14° 27' 01.0"995.62 miwest0° 11' 48.4"13.52 minorth995.86 mi
24 hours13° 01' 25.3"897.33 mieast4° 47' 12.7"328.93 minorth957.89 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LaeSat 12:20 PM138 km86 miles75 nmNorthwest NW
Port MoresbySat 12:20 PM210 km131 miles114 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Mount HagenSat 12:20 PM445 km276 miles240 nmWest-northwest WNW
ArawaSat 12:20 PM870 km540 miles470 nmEast E
JayapuraSat 11:20 AM971 km604 miles525 nmNorthwest NW
GizoSat 1:20 PM996 km619 miles538 nmEast E
CairnsSat 12:20 PM1049 km652 miles566 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HoniaraSat 1:20 PM1349 km839 miles729 nmEast E
ManokwariSat 11:20 AM1702 km1057 miles919 nmWest-northwest WNW
DarwinSat 11:50 AM1935 km1203 miles1045 nmWest-southwest WSW
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