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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 Friday, March 21, 2014 at 23:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 31' North, Longitude: 177° 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' 29.6"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° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.01 meters/second, 1530.0 km/hour, 950.7 miles/hour or 826.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.0"15.85 miwest0° 00' 03.5"0.07 misouth15.85 mi
1 hour14° 26' 56.3"950.50 miwest0° 03' 32.4"4.06 misouth950.35 mi
24 hours13° 24' 56.3"882.55 mieast0° 54' 28.9"62.46 misouth882.46 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Howland IslandFri 11:56 AM106 km66 miles57 nmEast-northeast ENE
Baker IslandFri 11:56 AM121 km75 miles65 nmEast-southeast ESE
RawakiSat 12:56 PM890 km553 miles481 nmEast-southeast ESE
TarawaSat 11:56 AM1060 km659 miles572 nmWest W
FunafutiSat 11:56 AM1062 km660 miles573 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FakaofoSat 12:56 PM1296 km805 miles700 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MajuroSat 11:56 AM1452 km902 miles784 nmWest-northwest WNW
Apia *Sat 1:56 PM1708 km1062 miles922 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenSat 11:56 AM1736 km1079 miles938 nmWest W
SuvaSat 11:56 AM2110 km1311 miles1139 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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