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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 Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 00:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 06' North, Longitude: 171° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.62 meters/second, 1669.0 km/hour, 1037.1 miles/hour or 901.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.29 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.29 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.3"1037.15 miwest0° 00' 58.9"1.12 minorth1037.15 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° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.71 meters/second, 1554.1 km/hour, 965.7 miles/hour or 839.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.1"16.10 miwest0° 00' 07.5"0.14 minorth16.10 mi
1 hour14° 26' 06.4"965.58 miwest0° 07' 34.0"8.67 minorth965.89 mi
24 hours13° 25' 34.2"898.11 mieast3° 26' 30.4"236.61 minorth935.08 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TarawaWed 12:40 PM216 km134 miles117 nmEast-southeast ESE
YarenWed 12:40 PM556 km346 miles300 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroWed 12:40 PM559 km347 miles302 nmNorth N
Baker IslandTue 12:40 PM1390 km864 miles750 nmEast E
FunafutiWed 12:40 PM1474 km916 miles796 nmSoutheast SE
PalikirWed 11:40 AM1539 km956 miles831 nmWest-northwest WNW
HoniaraWed 11:40 AM1782 km1107 miles962 nmSouthwest SW
Wake IslandWed 12:40 PM1964 km1220 miles1060 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port VilaWed 11:40 AM2216 km1377 miles1196 nmSouth S
FakaofoWed 1:40 PM2327 km1446 miles1256 nmEast-southeast ESE
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