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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 Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 00:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 2° 29' North
Longitude: 171° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.49 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"1036.87 miwest0° 00' 58.7"1.12 minorth1036.86 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 00:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 11° 20' South
Longitude: 122° 01' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.09 meters/second, 1577.1 km/hour, 980.0 miles/hour or 851.6 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' 48.4"979.90 miwest0° 09' 37.8"11.03 minorth980.23 mi
24 hours13° 08' 11.3"891.04 mieast4° 08' 41.1"284.87 minorth940.86 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TarawaThu 12:40 PM242 km150 miles131 nmEast-southeast ESE
MajuroThu 12:40 PM515 km320 miles278 nmNorth N
YarenThu 12:40 PM573 km356 miles310 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandWed 12:40 PM1405 km873 miles759 nmEast E
FunafutiThu 12:40 PM1514 km941 miles818 nmSoutheast SE
PalikirThu 11:40 AM1516 km942 miles819 nmWest-northwest WNW
HoniaraThu 11:40 AM1807 km1123 miles976 nmSouthwest SW
Wake IslandThu 12:40 PM1920 km1193 miles1037 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port VilaThu 11:40 AM2258 km1403 miles1219 nmSouth S
FakaofoThu 1:40 PM2358 km1465 miles1273 nmSoutheast SE
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