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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 01:00:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 53' North, Longitude: 166° 02' 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"17.28 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.28 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.3"1036.53 miwest0° 00' 58.5"1.12 minorth1036.53 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 01:00:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 08' South, Longitude: 130° 20' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.70 meters/second, 1597.3 km/hour, 992.5 miles/hour or 862.5 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' 32.2"992.48 miwest0° 11' 02.9"12.65 minorth992.76 mi
24 hours12° 52' 02.9"883.25 mieast4° 34' 10.1"314.01 minorth940.66 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
YarenFri 1:00 PM391 km243 miles211 nmSouth-southeast SSE
MajuroFri 1:00 PM742 km461 miles401 nmNortheast NE
TarawaFri 1:00 PM793 km492 miles428 nmEast-southeast ESE
PalikirFri 12:00 Noon979 km608 miles529 nmWest-northwest WNW
HoniaraFri 12:00 Noon1520 km944 miles821 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Wake IslandFri 1:00 PM1815 km1128 miles980 nmNorth N
FunafutiFri 1:00 PM1932 km1201 miles1043 nmSoutheast SE
Baker IslandThu 1:00 PM1969 km1224 miles1063 nmEast E
Port VilaFri 12:00 Noon2295 km1426 miles1239 nmSouth S
Port MoresbyFri 11:00 AM2496 km1551 miles1348 nmWest-southwest WSW
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