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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 = Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 12:40:00 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 Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 00:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 06' North, Longitude: 171° 28' East

The ground speed is currently 463.62 meters/second, 1669.0 kilometres/hour, 1037.1 miles/hour or 901.2 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"17.28 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miNorth17.28 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.3"1037.08 miWest0° 00' 58.9"1.12 miNorth1037.08 mi
24 hours0° 04' 31.3"5.21 miWest0° 23' 32.0"26.95 miNorth27.45 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 00:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 47' South, Longitude: 108° 51' East

The ground speed is currently 431.70 meters/second, 1554.1 kilometres/hour, 965.7 miles/hour or 839.2 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' 26.1"16.09 miWest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 miNorth16.09 mi
1 hour14° 26' 06.4"965.50 miWest0° 07' 33.8"8.67 miNorth965.82 mi
24 hours13° 25' 35.0"898.05 miEast3° 26' 28.0"236.55 miNorth935.01 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
TarawaWed 12:40 PM187 km116 miles101 nmEast-southeast ESE
TabiteueaWed 12:40 PM516 km321 miles279 nmSoutheast SE
MajuroWed 12:40 PM552 km343 miles298 nmNorth N
YarenWed 12:40 PM583 km363 miles315 nmWest-southwest WSW
KwajaleinWed 12:40 PM841 km523 miles454 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Baker IslandTue 12:40 PM1359 km844 miles734 nmEast E
FunafutiWed 12:40 PM1455 km904 miles786 nmSoutheast SE
PalikirWed 11:40 AM1569 km975 miles847 nmWest-northwest WNW
HoniaraWed 11:40 AM1804 km1121 miles974 nmSouthwest SW
Wake IslandWed 12:40 PM1972 km1225 miles1065 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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