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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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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 23:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 2° 28' North
Longitude: 173° 54' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.50 meters/second, 1668.6 km/hour, 1036.8 miles/hour or 901.0 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.28 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.28 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.3"1036.88 miwest0° 00' 58.7"1.12 minorth1036.88 mi
24 hours0° 04' 31.0"5.20 miwest0° 23' 29.2"26.90 minorth27.40 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, March 26, 2014 at 23:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 11° 30' South
Longitude: 136° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.83 meters/second, 1576.2 km/hour, 979.4 miles/hour or 851.1 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.8"16.32 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 minorth16.32 mi
1 hour14° 26' 46.7"979.32 miwest0° 09' 33.3"10.95 minorth979.65 mi
24 hours13° 08' 54.6"891.35 mieast4° 07' 15.0"283.23 minorth940.72 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Baker IslandWed 11:40 AM382 km238 miles206 nmSouthwest SW
RawakiThu 12:40 PM771 km479 miles416 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FakaofoThu 12:40 PM1342 km834 miles725 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FunafutiThu 11:40 AM1436 km892 miles775 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TarawaThu 11:40 AM1463 km909 miles790 nmWest W
MajuroThu 11:40 AM1732 km1076 miles935 nmWest-northwest WNW
Apia *Thu 1:40 PM1819 km1130 miles982 nmSouth S
KiritimatiThu 1:40 PM1843 km1145 miles995 nmEast E
YarenThu 11:40 AM2161 km1343 miles1167 nmWest W
AlofiWed 12:40 PM2420 km1504 miles1307 nmSouth S
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