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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 = Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 10:46:00 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 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 is currently 463.93 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' 11.2"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 is currently 430.28 meters/second, 1549.0 kilometres/hour, 962.5 miles/hour or 836.4 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' 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 Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiFri 12:46 PM325 km202 miles175 nmNortheast NE
FakaofoFri 11:46 AM1653 km1027 miles892 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 AM2397 km1489 miles1294 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiFri 10:46 AM2531 km1573 miles1367 nmWest-southwest WSW
NukualofaFri 11:46 AM2894 km1798 miles1562 nmSouthwest SW

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