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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 Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 00:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 19' South, Longitude: 175° 17' 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"1029.35 miwest0° 00' 57.1"1.09 minorth1029.37 mi
24 hours0° 03' 01.6"3.46 miwest0° 22' 56.0"26.27 minorth26.50 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, March 2, 2014 at 00:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 42' South, Longitude: 177° 13' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.24 meters/second, 1610.1 km/hour, 1000.5 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 minorth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 27' 48.6"1000.45 miwest0° 12' 00.5"13.75 minorth1000.56 mi
24 hours12° 44' 27.9"881.31 mieast4° 43' 24.1"324.56 minorth938.65 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
FunafutiSun 12:30 PM454 km282 miles245 nmEast-southeast ESE
TarawaSun 12:30 PM998 km620 miles539 nmNorth-northwest NNW
YarenSun 12:30 PM1193 km741 miles644 nmNorthwest NW
Baker IslandSat 12:30 PM1235 km767 miles667 nmNortheast NE
SuvaSun 12:30 PM1245 km774 miles672 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port VilaSun 11:30 AM1379 km857 miles745 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoSun 1:30 PM1503 km934 miles811 nmEast E
Apia *Sun 2:30 PM1589 km988 miles858 nmEast-southeast ESE
MajuroSun 12:30 PM1662 km1033 miles897 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HoniaraSun 11:30 AM1704 km1059 miles920 nmWest W
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