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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

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, March 27, 2014 at 23:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 52' North, Longitude: 176° 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"1036.55 miwest0° 00' 58.5"1.12 minorth1036.54 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 23:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 21' South, Longitude: 147° 12' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.47 meters/second, 1596.5 km/hour, 992.0 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' 30.2"991.98 miwest0° 10' 59.9"12.60 minorth992.26 mi
24 hours12° 52' 44.4"883.62 mieast4° 33' 22.2"313.09 minorth940.83 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Howland IslandThu 11:50 AM229 km142 miles123 nmSouth S
Baker IslandThu 11:50 AM296 km184 miles160 nmSouth S
RawakiFri 12:50 PM970 km603 miles524 nmSoutheast SE
TarawaFri 11:50 AM1182 km735 miles638 nmWest W
FunafutiFri 11:50 AM1347 km837 miles727 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroFri 11:50 AM1447 km899 miles781 nmWest-northwest WNW
FakaofoFri 12:50 PM1472 km915 miles795 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenFri 11:50 AM1887 km1172 miles1019 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Fri 1:50 PM1919 km1192 miles1036 nmSouth-southeast SSE
KiritimatiFri 1:50 PM2131 km1324 miles1151 nmEast E
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