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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 10:56:00 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 22:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 06' North, Longitude: 162° 10' 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 22:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 01' South, Longitude: 66° 22' East

The ground speed is currently 430.24 meters/second, 1548.9 kilometres/hour, 962.4 miles/hour or 836.3 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"0.11 miSouth16.04 mi
1 hour14° 28' 14.9"962.18 miWest0° 05' 57.9"6.84 miSouth961.96 mi
24 hours12° 56' 57.8"861.05 miEast1° 57' 25.0"134.57 miSouth867.17 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 12:56 PM572 km355 miles309 nmEast-northeast ENE
FakaofoFri 11:56 AM1449 km900 miles782 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandThu 10:56 AM1594 km990 miles861 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 12:56 PM1870 km1162 miles1010 nmSouthwest SW
FunafutiFri 10:56 AM2277 km1415 miles1229 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiThu 11:56 AM2282 km1418 miles1232 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RarotongaThu 12:56 PM2374 km1475 miles1282 nmSouth S
PapeeteThu 12:56 PM2389 km1485 miles1290 nmSoutheast SE
HonoluluThu 12:56 PM2393 km1487 miles1292 nmNorth N
NukualofaFri 11:56 AM2744 km1705 miles1482 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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