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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 11:56:00 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).

= 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 23:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 31' North, Longitude: 177° 14' West

The ground speed is currently 463.91 meters/second, 1670.1 kilometres/hour, 1037.7 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"1037.74 miWest0° 00' 59.1"1.13 miNorth1037.73 mi
24 hours0° 04' 29.6"5.18 miWest0° 23' 40.3"27.11 miNorth27.60 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, March 21, 2014 at 23:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 02' South, Longitude: 64° 52' East

The ground speed is currently 425.01 meters/second, 1530.0 kilometres/hour, 950.7 miles/hour or 826.2 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' 27.0"15.85 miWest0° 00' 03.5"0.07 miSouth15.85 mi
1 hour14° 26' 56.4"950.44 miWest0° 03' 32.5"4.06 miSouth950.29 mi
24 hours13° 24' 55.2"882.48 miEast0° 54' 31.9"62.51 miSouth882.38 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 IslandFri 11:56 AM77 km48 miles41 nmEast-northeast ENE
Baker IslandFri 11:56 AM92 km57 miles49 nmEast-southeast ESE
Kanton IslandSat 12:56 PM720 km447 miles389 nmEast-southeast ESE
RawakiSat 12:56 PM864 km537 miles466 nmEast-southeast ESE
TabiteueaSat 11:56 AM912 km567 miles492 nmWest-southwest WSW
FunafutiSat 11:56 AM1074 km667 miles580 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TarawaSat 11:56 AM1091 km678 miles589 nmWest W
FakaofoSat 12:56 PM1281 km796 miles692 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MajuroSat 11:56 AM1458 km906 miles787 nmWest-northwest WNW
Apia *Sat 1:56 PM1697 km1055 miles916 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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