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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 Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 00:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 29' North, Longitude: 178° 36' East

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 minorth1036.87 mi
24 hours0° 04' 31.0"5.20 miwest0° 23' 29.1"26.90 minorth27.40 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 00:10:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 25' South, Longitude: 129° 14' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.96 meters/second, 1576.7 km/hour, 979.7 miles/hour or 851.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.8"16.33 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 minorth16.33 mi
1 hour14° 26' 47.5"979.61 miwest0° 09' 35.6"10.99 minorth979.94 mi
24 hours13° 08' 33.0"891.20 mieast4° 07' 58.3"284.06 minorth940.79 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 12:10 PM603 km375 miles326 nmEast-southeast ESE
TarawaThu 12:10 PM635 km394 miles343 nmWest W
MajuroThu 12:10 PM970 km603 miles524 nmWest-northwest WNW
FunafutiThu 12:10 PM1218 km757 miles658 nmSouth S
YarenThu 12:10 PM1343 km834 miles725 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoThu 1:10 PM1728 km1074 miles933 nmSoutheast SE
Apia *Thu 2:10 PM2094 km1301 miles1131 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Wake IslandThu 12:10 PM2269 km1410 miles1225 nmNorthwest NW
SuvaThu 12:10 PM2281 km1417 miles1231 nmSouth S
PalikirThu 11:10 AM2319 km1441 miles1252 nmWest-northwest WNW
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