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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 = Friday, March 28, 2014 at 12:20:00 AM.

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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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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, March 28, 2014 at 00:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 53' North, Longitude: 176° 19' East

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"1036.47 miWest0° 00' 58.5"1.12 miNorth1036.46 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 00:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 15' South, Longitude: 140° 14' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.56 meters/second, 1596.8 km/hour, 992.2 miles/hour or 862.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.5"16.54 miWest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 miNorth16.54 mi
1 hour14° 27' 30.9"992.12 miWest0° 11' 01.1"12.62 miNorth992.40 mi
24 hours12° 52' 27.2"883.41 miEast4° 33' 42.3"313.45 miNorth940.70 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TarawaFri 12:20 PM402 km250 miles217 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroFri 12:20 PM718 km446 miles388 nmNorthwest NW
Baker IslandThu 12:20 PM856 km532 miles462 nmEast-southeast ESE
YarenFri 12:20 PM1111 km690 miles600 nmWest-southwest WSW
FunafutiFri 12:20 PM1300 km808 miles702 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FakaofoFri 1:20 PM1937 km1203 miles1046 nmSoutheast SE
PalikirFri 11:20 AM2061 km1281 miles1113 nmWest-northwest WNW
Wake IslandFri 12:20 PM2098 km1303 miles1133 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HoniaraFri 11:20 AM2268 km1409 miles1225 nmSouthwest SW
Apia *Fri 2:20 PM2269 km1410 miles1225 nmSoutheast SE

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