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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 11:30:00 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 23:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 52' North, Longitude: 171° 11' 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"1036.48 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 23:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 24' South, Longitude: 152° 17' East

The ground speed is currently 443.40 meters/second, 1596.2 kilometres/hour, 991.9 miles/hour or 861.9 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' 29.5"991.75 miWest0° 10' 58.9"12.58 miNorth992.04 mi
24 hours12° 52' 57.0"883.68 miEast4° 33' 07.3"312.79 miNorth940.81 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 12:30 PM630 km391 miles340 nmSouth S
Howland IslandThu 11:30 AM645 km401 miles348 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandThu 11:30 AM658 km409 miles356 nmWest-southwest WSW
RawakiFri 12:30 PM730 km454 miles394 nmSouth S
FakaofoFri 12:30 PM1352 km840 miles730 nmSouth S
KiritimatiFri 1:30 PM1545 km960 miles834 nmEast E
FunafutiFri 11:30 AM1650 km1025 miles891 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaFri 11:30 AM1766 km1097 miles954 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 1:30 PM1848 km1148 miles998 nmSouth S
MajuroFri 11:30 AM1988 km1235 miles1074 nmWest-northwest WNW

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