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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

UTC time = Friday, March 21, 2014 at 9:56:00 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).

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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, March 21, 2014 at 21:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 29' North, Longitude: 147° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.91 meters/second, 1670.1 km/hour, 1037.7 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"1037.74 miWest0° 00' 59.1"1.13 miNorth1037.74 mi
24 hours0° 04' 29.5"5.18 miWest0° 23' 40.4"27.11 miNorth27.60 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, March 21, 2014 at 21:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 54' South, Longitude: 93° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.35 meters/second, 1531.3 km/hour, 951.5 miles/hour or 826.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"15.86 miWest0° 00' 03.7"0.07 miSouth15.86 mi
1 hour14° 27' 02.2"951.21 miWest0° 03' 45.3"4.30 miSouth951.05 mi
24 hours13° 23' 00.7"881.00 miEast0° 59' 54.4"68.67 miSouth881.16 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiSat 11:56 AM1135 km705 miles613 nmWest W
PapeeteFri 11:56 AM2008 km1248 miles1084 nmSouth S
HonoluluFri 11:56 AM2578 km1602 miles1392 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaFri 11:56 AM2762 km1716 miles1491 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoSat 10:56 AM2871 km1784 miles1550 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Sat 11:56 AM3134 km1948 miles1692 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandFri 9:56 AM3256 km2023 miles1758 nmWest W
AlofiFri 10:56 AM3288 km2043 miles1776 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownFri 1:56 PM3375 km2097 miles1823 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FunafutiSat 9:56 AM3854 km2395 miles2081 nmWest-southwest WSW

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