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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 23:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 2° 52' North
Longitude: 171° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.35 meters/second, 1668.1 km/hour, 1036.5 miles/hour or 900.7 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"1036.56 miwest0° 00' 58.7"1.12 minorth1036.55 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.5"5.19 miwest0° 23' 25.9"26.84 minorth27.33 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 23:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 7° 24' South
Longitude: 152° 01' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.40 meters/second, 1596.3 km/hour, 991.9 miles/hour or 861.9 knots.The table below shows the Moon position 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"991.83 miwest0° 10' 59.0"12.58 minorth992.11 mi
24 hours12° 52' 56.4"883.73 mieast4° 33' 08.0"312.82 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
Baker IslandThu 11:30 AM631 km392 miles341 nmWest-southwest WSW
RawakiFri 12:30 PM733 km455 miles396 nmSouth S
FakaofoFri 12:30 PM1353 km841 miles730 nmSouth S
KiritimatiFri 1:30 PM1576 km979 miles851 nmEast E
FunafutiFri 11:30 AM1629 km1012 miles879 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaFri 11:30 AM1735 km1078 miles937 nmWest W
Apia *Fri 1:30 PM1847 km1148 miles997 nmSouth S
MajuroFri 11:30 AM1979 km1230 miles1069 nmWest-northwest WNW
AlofiThu 12:30 PM2430 km1510 miles1312 nmSouth S
YarenFri 11:30 AM2434 km1513 miles1314 nmWest W
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