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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 = Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 12:10:00 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 Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 00:10:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 29' North, Longitude: 178° 53' East

The ground speed is currently 463.50 meters/second, 1668.6 kilometres/hour, 1036.8 miles/hour or 901.0 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"1036.81 miWest0° 00' 58.7"1.12 miNorth1036.80 mi
24 hours0° 04' 31.0"5.20 miWest0° 23' 29.1"26.90 miNorth27.39 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° 30' East

The ground speed is currently 437.95 meters/second, 1576.6 kilometres/hour, 979.7 miles/hour or 851.3 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' 26.8"16.33 miWest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 miNorth16.33 mi
1 hour14° 26' 47.5"979.53 miWest0° 09' 35.5"10.99 miNorth979.86 mi
24 hours13° 08' 33.7"891.14 miEast4° 07' 56.7"284.01 miNorth940.72 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
Howland IslandWed 12:10 PM534 km332 miles288 nmEast-southeast ESE
Baker IslandWed 12:10 PM575 km357 miles310 nmEast-southeast ESE
TabiteueaThu 12:10 PM615 km382 miles332 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaThu 12:10 PM665 km413 miles359 nmWest W
MajuroThu 12:10 PM976 km606 miles527 nmWest-northwest WNW
FunafutiThu 12:10 PM1217 km756 miles657 nmSouth S
YarenThu 12:10 PM1373 km853 miles741 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoThu 1:10 PM1710 km1063 miles923 nmSoutheast SE
Apia *Thu 2:10 PM2078 km1291 miles1122 nmSouth-southeast SSE
SuvaThu 12:10 PM2281 km1417 miles1232 nmSouth S

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