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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 22:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 06' North, Longitude: 162° 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' 11.2"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 22:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 01' South, Longitude: 66° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.24 meters/second, 1548.9 km/hour, 962.4 miles/hour or 836.3 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' 14.8"962.23 miwest0° 05' 57.8"6.83 misouth962.02 mi
24 hours12° 56' 59.2"861.13 mieast1° 57' 22.5"134.53 misouth867.24 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiFri 12:56 PM601 km374 miles325 nmEast-northeast ENE
RawakiFri 11:56 AM1013 km629 miles547 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoFri 11:56 AM1430 km889 miles772 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandThu 10:56 AM1563 km971 miles844 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 12:56 PM1853 km1151 miles1000 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiFri 10:56 AM2246 km1396 miles1213 nmWest-southwest WSW
AlofiThu 11:56 AM2270 km1411 miles1226 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RarotongaThu 12:56 PM2378 km1477 miles1284 nmSouth S
HonoluluThu 12:56 PM2399 km1491 miles1295 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PapeeteThu 12:56 PM2407 km1496 miles1300 nmSoutheast SE
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