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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 11:56:00 PM.

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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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 23:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 17' South, Longitude: 177° 05' West

The ground speed is currently 463.92 meters/second, 1670.1 kilometres/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miNorth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.0"1037.76 miWest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 miNorth1037.76 mi
24 hours0° 04' 26.9"5.13 miWest0° 23' 42.3"27.15 miNorth27.63 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, March 19, 2014 at 23:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 21' South, Longitude: 39° 28' East

The ground speed is currently 436.13 meters/second, 1570.1 kilometres/hour, 975.6 miles/hour or 847.8 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.5"16.26 miWest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 miSouth16.26 mi
1 hour14° 29' 33.5"975.39 miWest0° 07' 43.7"8.86 miSouth975.17 mi
24 hours12° 26' 20.4"837.20 miEast2° 45' 14.5"189.35 miSouth853.37 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Baker IslandWed 11:56 AM86 km53 miles46 nmNortheast NE
Howland IslandWed 11:56 AM131 km81 miles71 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Kanton IslandThu 12:56 PM664 km413 miles359 nmEast-southeast ESE
RawakiThu 12:56 PM805 km500 miles435 nmEast-southeast ESE
TabiteueaThu 11:56 AM914 km568 miles494 nmWest W
FunafutiThu 11:56 AM1000 km621 miles540 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TarawaThu 11:56 AM1119 km695 miles604 nmWest W
FakaofoThu 12:56 PM1198 km744 miles647 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MajuroThu 11:56 AM1518 km943 miles819 nmWest-northwest WNW
Apia *Thu 1:56 PM1610 km1000 miles869 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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