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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 Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 21:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 05' North, Longitude: 147° 26' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.93 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"1037.85 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.85 mi
24 hours0° 04' 28.2"5.15 miwest0° 23' 41.7"27.14 minorth27.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 21:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 55' South, Longitude: 80° 34' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.48 meters/second, 1549.7 km/hour, 963.0 miles/hour or 836.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.2"16.05 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 misouth16.05 mi
1 hour14° 28' 18.2"962.78 miwest0° 06' 02.9"6.93 misouth962.56 mi
24 hours12° 55' 43.1"860.16 mieast1° 59' 40.4"137.17 misouth866.64 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiFri 11:56 AM1119 km695 miles604 nmWest W
PapeeteThu 11:56 AM1962 km1219 miles1060 nmSouth S
HonoluluThu 11:56 AM2607 km1620 miles1408 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaThu 11:56 AM2713 km1686 miles1465 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoFri 10:56 AM2837 km1763 miles1532 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Fri 11:56 AM3092 km1922 miles1670 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandThu 9:56 AM3233 km2009 miles1746 nmWest W
AlofiThu 10:56 AM3242 km2014 miles1750 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownThu 1:56 PM3351 km2082 miles1809 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FunafutiFri 9:56 AM3819 km2373 miles2062 nmWest-southwest WSW
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