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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

UTC time = Midnight between Thursday, March 27, 2014 and Friday, March 28, 2014.

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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).

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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, March 28, 2014 at 00:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 52' North, Longitude: 178° 41' 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"17.27 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miNorth17.27 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.3"1036.48 miWest0° 00' 58.5"1.12 miNorth1036.47 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.5"5.19 miWest0° 23' 25.8"26.83 miNorth27.33 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, March 28, 2014 at 00:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 19' South, Longitude: 145° 04' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.50 meters/second, 1596.6 km/hour, 992.1 miles/hour or 862.1 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' 30.4"991.97 miWest0° 11' 00.3"12.60 miNorth992.25 mi
24 hours12° 52' 39.2"883.52 miEast4° 33' 28.4"313.19 miNorth940.74 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 12:00 Noon325 km202 miles175 nmSoutheast SE
Baker IslandThu 12:00 Noon385 km239 miles208 nmSoutheast SE
TabiteueaFri 12:00 Noon858 km533 miles463 nmWest-southwest WSW
TarawaFri 12:00 Noon938 km583 miles507 nmWest W
Kanton IslandFri 1:00 PM1002 km623 miles541 nmSoutheast SE
MajuroFri 12:00 Noon1196 km743 miles646 nmWest-northwest WNW
FunafutiFri 12:00 Noon1281 km796 miles692 nmSouth S
FakaofoFri 1:00 PM1588 km986 miles857 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenFri 12:00 Noon1645 km1022 miles888 nmWest-southwest WSW
Apia *Fri 2:00 PM1999 km1242 miles1079 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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