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Day and Night World Map

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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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 0° 06' North
Longitude: 159° 56' 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"1037.85 miwest0° 00' 59.2"1.13 minorth1037.85 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 60' South
Longitude: 68° 31' 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"0.11 misouth16.04 mi
1 hour14° 28' 15.4"962.32 miwest0° 05' 58.7"6.85 misouth962.11 mi
24 hours12° 56' 46.6"860.97 mieast1° 57' 45.5"134.97 misouth867.14 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 PM350 km217 miles189 nmNortheast NE
FakaofoFri 11:46 AM1631 km1014 miles881 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandThu 10:46 AM1841 km1144 miles994 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 12:46 PM2018 km1254 miles1090 nmSouthwest SW
PapeeteThu 12:46 PM2257 km1403 miles1219 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HonoluluThu 12:46 PM2358 km1465 miles1273 nmNorth N
RarotongaThu 12:46 PM2360 km1466 miles1274 nmSouth S
AlofiThu 11:46 AM2382 km1480 miles1286 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiFri 10:46 AM2500 km1554 miles1350 nmWest-southwest WSW
NukualofaFri 11:46 AM2876 km1787 miles1553 nmSouthwest SW
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