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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 = Friday, March 21, 2014 at 12:06:00 AM.

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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 Friday, March 21, 2014 at 00:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 07' North, Longitude: 179° 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 Friday, March 21, 2014 at 00:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 08' South, Longitude: 49° 29' East

The ground speed is currently 429.96 meters/second, 1547.9 kilometres/hour, 961.8 miles/hour or 835.8 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' 10.8"961.55 miWest0° 05' 51.8"6.72 miSouth961.33 mi
24 hours12° 58' 25.9"862.18 miEast1° 54' 42.9"131.48 miSouth867.88 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
Howland IslandThu 12:06 PM348 km216 miles188 nmEast-northeast ENE
Baker IslandThu 12:06 PM355 km220 miles192 nmEast E
TabiteueaFri 12:06 PM639 km397 miles345 nmWest-southwest WSW
TarawaFri 12:06 PM829 km515 miles448 nmWest W
Kanton IslandFri 1:06 PM946 km588 miles511 nmEast-southeast ESE
FunafutiFri 12:06 PM964 km599 miles520 nmSouth S
MajuroFri 12:06 PM1258 km782 miles679 nmNorthwest NW
FakaofoFri 1:06 PM1407 km874 miles760 nmSoutheast SE
YarenFri 12:06 PM1495 km929 miles807 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 2:06 PM1772 km1101 miles957 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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