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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 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 of the movement is currently 463.92 meters/second, 1670.1 km/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 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 of the movement is currently 436.13 meters/second, 1570.1 km/hour, 975.6 miles/hour or 847.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position 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 zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Baker IslandWed 11:56 AM86 km53 miles46 nmNortheast NE
Howland IslandWed 11:56 AM131 km81 miles71 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RawakiThu 12:56 PM805 km500 miles435 nmEast-southeast ESE
FunafutiThu 11:56 AM999 km621 miles539 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TarawaThu 11:56 AM1119 km695 miles604 nmWest W
FakaofoThu 12:56 PM1196 km743 miles646 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MajuroThu 11:56 AM1538 km956 miles830 nmWest-northwest WNW
Apia *Thu 1:56 PM1610 km1000 miles869 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenThu 11:56 AM1781 km1106 miles961 nmWest W
SuvaThu 11:56 AM2035 km1265 miles1099 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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