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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 11:20:00 PM.

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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 23:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 52' North, Longitude: 168° 41' West

The ground speed is currently 463.35 meters/second, 1668.1 kilometres/hour, 1036.5 miles/hour or 900.7 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"17.27 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miNorth17.27 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.3"1036.49 miWest0° 00' 58.7"1.12 miNorth1036.48 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.5"5.19 miWest0° 23' 25.9"26.83 miNorth27.33 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 23:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 26' South, Longitude: 154° 42' East

The ground speed is currently 443.37 meters/second, 1596.1 kilometres/hour, 991.8 miles/hour or 861.8 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' 27.5"16.53 miWest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 miNorth16.53 mi
1 hour14° 27' 29.3"991.68 miWest0° 10' 58.5"12.57 miNorth991.96 mi
24 hours12° 53' 03.1"883.73 miEast4° 33' 00.2"312.65 miNorth940.83 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
Kanton IslandFri 12:20 PM710 km441 miles383 nmSouth-southwest SSW
RawakiFri 12:20 PM762 km473 miles411 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Howland IslandThu 11:20 AM911 km566 miles492 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandThu 11:20 AM916 km569 miles494 nmWest-southwest WSW
KiritimatiFri 1:20 PM1268 km788 miles684 nmEast E
FakaofoFri 12:20 PM1380 km858 miles745 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiFri 11:20 AM1842 km1144 miles994 nmSouthwest SW
Apia *Fri 1:20 PM1877 km1166 miles1014 nmSouth S
TarawaFri 11:20 AM2043 km1270 miles1103 nmWest W
MajuroFri 11:20 AM2259 km1404 miles1220 nmWest-northwest WNW

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