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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

UTC time = Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 12:20:00 AM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 00:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 19' South, Longitude: 178° 04' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 460.15 meters/second, 1656.5 km/hour, 1029.3 miles/hour or 894.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.16 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miNorth17.16 mi
1 hour15° 00' 07.4"1029.27 miWest0° 00' 57.1"1.09 miNorth1029.29 mi
24 hours0° 03' 01.5"3.46 miWest0° 22' 56.0"26.27 miNorth26.49 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 00:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 45' South, Longitude: 174° 32' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.24 meters/second, 1610.0 km/hour, 1000.4 miles/hour or 869.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.7"16.67 miWest0° 00' 12.0"0.23 miNorth16.67 mi
1 hour14° 27' 48.3"1000.36 miWest0° 12' 00.5"13.75 miNorth1000.48 mi
24 hours12° 44' 35.4"881.38 miEast4° 43' 29.9"324.65 miNorth938.78 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FunafutiSun 12:20 PM183 km114 miles99 nmSoutheast SE
LabasaSun 12:20 PM1019 km633 miles550 nmSouth S
Baker IslandSat 12:20 PM1028 km639 miles555 nmNortheast NE
TarawaSun 12:20 PM1117 km694 miles603 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SuvaSun 12:20 PM1198 km744 miles647 nmSouth S
FakaofoSun 1:20 PM1204 km748 miles650 nmEast-southeast ESE
Apia *Sun 2:20 PM1326 km824 miles716 nmSoutheast SE
YarenSun 12:20 PM1445 km898 miles780 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port VilaSun 11:20 AM1565 km973 miles845 nmSouthwest SW
NukualofaSun 1:20 PM1693 km1052 miles914 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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