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Day and Night World Map

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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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Friday, March 21, 2014 at 21:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 0° 29' North
Longitude: 147° 31' 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"1037.81 miwest0° 00' 59.1"1.13 minorth1037.81 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 54' South
Longitude: 93° 30' 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' 02.0"951.27 miwest0° 03' 45.1"4.30 misouth951.11 mi
24 hours13° 23' 01.8"881.08 mieast0° 59' 51.4"68.62 misouth881.23 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 AM1104 km686 miles596 nmWest W
PapeeteFri 11:56 AM2005 km1246 miles1083 nmSouth S
HonoluluFri 11:56 AM2564 km1593 miles1385 nmNorth-northwest NNW
RarotongaFri 11:56 AM2747 km1707 miles1483 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoSat 10:56 AM2846 km1768 miles1537 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Sat 11:56 AM3108 km1931 miles1678 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandFri 9:56 AM3225 km2004 miles1741 nmWest W
AlofiFri 10:56 AM3265 km2029 miles1763 nmSouthwest SW
AdamstownFri 1:56 PM3392 km2108 miles1832 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FunafutiSat 9:56 AM3822 km2375 miles2064 nmWest-southwest WSW
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