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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 23:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 07' North, Longitude: 177° 27' 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 23:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 07' South, Longitude: 51° 38' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.00 meters/second, 1548.0 km/hour, 961.9 miles/hour or 835.8 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' 11.4"961.69 miwest0° 05' 52.6"6.73 misouth961.48 mi
24 hours12° 58' 14.8"862.10 mieast1° 55' 03.6"131.88 misouth867.85 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 11:56 AM108 km67 miles58 nmEast E
Howland IslandThu 11:56 AM120 km74 miles65 nmNortheast NE
RawakiFri 12:56 PM861 km535 miles465 nmEast-southeast ESE
FunafutiFri 11:56 AM1024 km636 miles553 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TarawaFri 11:56 AM1073 km667 miles580 nmWest W
FakaofoFri 12:56 PM1254 km779 miles677 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MajuroFri 11:56 AM1481 km920 miles800 nmWest-northwest WNW
Apia *Fri 1:56 PM1665 km1034 miles899 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenFri 11:56 AM1742 km1083 miles941 nmWest W
SuvaFri 11:56 AM2069 km1285 miles1117 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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