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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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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 23:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 2° 52' North
Longitude: 173° 58' 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"1036.55 miwest0° 00' 58.7"1.12 minorth1036.55 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.5"5.19 miwest0° 23' 25.8"26.84 minorth27.33 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 23:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 7° 22' South
Longitude: 149° 37' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.44 meters/second, 1596.4 km/hour, 991.9 miles/hour or 862.0 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' 29.9"991.90 miwest0° 10' 59.4"12.59 minorth992.19 mi
24 hours12° 52' 50.3"883.68 mieast4° 33' 15.1"312.96 minorth940.85 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 11:40 AM406 km253 miles219 nmSouthwest SW
RawakiFri 12:40 PM814 km505 miles439 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FakaofoFri 12:40 PM1386 km861 miles749 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TarawaFri 11:40 AM1458 km906 miles787 nmWest W
FunafutiFri 11:40 AM1468 km912 miles793 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroFri 11:40 AM1711 km1063 miles924 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiFri 1:40 PM1854 km1152 miles1001 nmEast E
Apia *Fri 1:40 PM1863 km1157 miles1006 nmSouth S
YarenFri 11:40 AM2160 km1342 miles1166 nmWest W
AlofiThu 12:40 PM2464 km1531 miles1331 nmSouth S
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