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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 Friday, March 28, 2014 at 00:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 53' North, Longitude: 168° 48' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.34 meters/second, 1668.0 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"1036.46 miwest0° 00' 58.5"1.12 minorth1036.46 mi
24 hours0° 04' 30.5"5.19 miwest0° 23' 25.7"26.83 minorth27.33 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, March 28, 2014 at 00:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 10' South, Longitude: 133° 01' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.66 meters/second, 1597.2 km/hour, 992.4 miles/hour or 862.4 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' 31.8"992.33 miwest0° 11' 02.4"12.64 minorth992.61 mi
24 hours12° 52' 09.6"883.25 mieast4° 34' 02.6"313.84 minorth940.62 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
YarenFri 12:50 PM433 km269 miles234 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TarawaFri 12:50 PM494 km307 miles267 nmEast-southeast ESE
MajuroFri 12:50 PM541 km336 miles292 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PalikirFri 11:50 AM1261 km784 miles681 nmWest-northwest WNW
Baker IslandThu 12:50 PM1664 km1034 miles899 nmEast E
HoniaraFri 11:50 AM1679 km1043 miles907 nmSouthwest SW
FunafutiFri 12:50 PM1710 km1063 miles923 nmSoutheast SE
Wake IslandFri 12:50 PM1829 km1137 miles988 nmNorth N
Port VilaFri 11:50 AM2281 km1417 miles1232 nmSouth S
SuvaFri 12:50 PM2553 km1586 miles1379 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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