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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

UTC time = Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 1:20:00 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).

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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 01:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 30' North, Longitude: 161° 23' 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"1036.79 miWest0° 00' 58.7"1.12 miNorth1036.78 mi
24 hours0° 04' 31.0"5.20 miWest0° 23' 29.0"26.89 miNorth27.39 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 01:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 14' South, Longitude: 112° 39' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.26 meters/second, 1577.7 km/hour, 980.4 miles/hour or 851.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.8"16.34 miWest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 miNorth16.34 mi
1 hour14° 26' 49.6"980.21 miWest0° 09' 40.5"11.08 miNorth980.54 mi
24 hours13° 07' 43.5"890.77 miEast4° 09' 36.0"285.90 miNorth940.87 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PalikirThu 12:20 PM605 km376 miles327 nmNorthwest NW
KoloniaThu 12:20 PM606 km376 miles327 nmNorthwest NW
YarenThu 1:20 PM703 km437 miles379 nmEast-southeast ESE
MajuroThu 1:20 PM1220 km758 miles659 nmEast-northeast ENE
TarawaThu 1:20 PM1298 km807 miles701 nmEast E
HoniaraThu 12:20 PM1329 km826 miles718 nmSouth S
Wake IslandThu 1:20 PM1943 km1207 miles1049 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port MoresbyThu 11:20 AM2056 km1277 miles1110 nmSouthwest SW
HagåtñaThu 11:20 AM2196 km1365 miles1186 nmNorthwest NW
FunafutiThu 1:20 PM2323 km1443 miles1254 nmEast-southeast ESE

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