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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 23:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 07' North, Longitude: 174° 57' 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' 28.4"5.16 miwest0° 23' 41.5"27.13 minorth27.62 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 20, 2014 at 23:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 06' South, Longitude: 54° 03' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.04 meters/second, 1548.1 km/hour, 962.0 miles/hour or 835.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.1"16.03 miwest0° 00' 05.9"0.11 misouth16.03 mi
1 hour14° 28' 12.0"961.78 miwest0° 05' 53.4"6.75 misouth961.57 mi
24 hours12° 58' 02.2"861.94 mieast1° 55' 26.8"132.33 misouth867.75 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Baker IslandThu 11:46 AM171 km106 miles92 nmWest W
Howland IslandThu 11:46 AM201 km125 miles109 nmWest-northwest WNW
RawakiFri 12:46 PM634 km394 miles342 nmSoutheast SE
FakaofoFri 12:46 PM1126 km700 miles608 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FunafutiFri 11:46 AM1153 km717 miles623 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaFri 11:46 AM1350 km839 miles729 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 1:46 PM1582 km983 miles854 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MajuroFri 11:46 AM1724 km1071 miles931 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiFri 1:46 PM1970 km1224 miles1063 nmEast E
YarenFri 11:46 AM2021 km1256 miles1091 nmWest W
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