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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 22:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 06' North, Longitude: 159° 40' 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' 11.2"1037.77 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.77 mi
24 hours0° 04' 28.2"5.16 miwest0° 23' 41.5"27.13 minorth27.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 22:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 60' South, Longitude: 68° 47' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.28 meters/second, 1549.0 km/hour, 962.5 miles/hour or 836.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.2"16.04 miwest0° 00' 06.0"0.12 misouth16.04 mi
1 hour14° 28' 15.4"962.27 miwest0° 05' 58.8"6.85 misouth962.05 mi
24 hours12° 56' 45.2"860.89 mieast1° 57' 48.2"135.01 misouth867.07 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiFri 12:46 PM325 km202 miles175 nmNortheast NE
FakaofoFri 11:46 AM1655 km1029 miles894 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandThu 10:46 AM1872 km1163 miles1011 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 12:46 PM2039 km1267 miles1101 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteThu 12:46 PM2242 km1393 miles1211 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HonoluluThu 12:46 PM2355 km1463 miles1272 nmNorth N
RarotongaThu 12:46 PM2360 km1466 miles1274 nmSouth S
AlofiThu 11:46 AM2396 km1489 miles1294 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiFri 10:46 AM2529 km1571 miles1366 nmWest-southwest WSW
NukualofaFri 11:46 AM2894 km1798 miles1562 nmSouthwest SW
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