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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 11:46:00 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 23:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 07' North, Longitude: 174° 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' 28.4"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° 19' East

The ground speed is currently 430.04 meters/second, 1548.2 kilometres/hour, 962.0 miles/hour or 835.9 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' 28.1"16.03 miWest0° 00' 05.9"0.11 miSouth16.03 mi
1 hour14° 28' 12.1"961.73 miWest0° 05' 53.5"6.75 miSouth961.51 mi
24 hours12° 58' 00.8"861.86 miEast1° 55' 29.4"132.37 miSouth867.67 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
Baker IslandThu 11:46 AM202 km126 miles109 nmWest W
Howland IslandThu 11:46 AM230 km143 miles124 nmWest-northwest WNW
Kanton IslandFri 12:46 PM464 km288 miles250 nmSoutheast SE
RawakiFri 12:46 PM611 km379 miles330 nmSoutheast SE
AtafuFri 12:46 PM986 km613 miles533 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FakaofoFri 12:46 PM1116 km693 miles603 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FunafutiFri 11:46 AM1173 km729 miles633 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaFri 11:46 AM1381 km858 miles746 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 1:46 PM1575 km979 miles850 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MajuroFri 11:46 AM1731 km1076 miles935 nmWest-northwest WNW

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