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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 areas 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 11:40:00 PM.

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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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, March 28, 2014 at 23:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 15' North, Longitude: 173° 46' West

The ground speed is currently 463.18 meters/second, 1667.5 kilometres/hour, 1036.1 miles/hour or 900.4 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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"1036.10 miWest0° 00' 58.5"1.12 miNorth1036.10 mi
24 hours0° 04' 29.7"5.17 miWest0° 23' 22.1"26.76 miNorth27.26 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, March 28, 2014 at 23:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 49' South, Longitude: 162° 46' East

The ground speed is currently 446.88 meters/second, 1608.8 kilometres/hour, 999.6 miles/hour or 868.7 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.1"16.66 miWest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 miNorth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 28' 05.5"999.56 miWest0° 11' 40.9"13.38 miNorth999.74 mi
24 hours12° 40' 48.8"876.04 miEast4° 41' 03.4"321.85 miNorth934.03 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Howland IslandFri 11:40 AM417 km259 miles225 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandFri 11:40 AM454 km282 miles245 nmSouthwest SW
Kanton IslandSat 12:40 PM710 km441 miles383 nmSouth-southeast SSE
RawakiSat 12:40 PM843 km524 miles455 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FakaofoSat 12:40 PM1424 km885 miles769 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TarawaSat 11:40 AM1486 km923 miles802 nmWest W
FunafutiSat 11:40 AM1519 km944 miles820 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroSat 11:40 AM1700 km1056 miles918 nmWest-northwest WNW
KiritimatiSat 1:40 PM1834 km1139 miles990 nmEast E
Apia *Sat 1:40 PM1903 km1182 miles1027 nmSouth S

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