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Day and Night World Map

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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 01:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 3° 17' North
Longitude: 160° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.17 meters/second, 1667.4 km/hour, 1036.1 miles/hour or 900.3 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"1036.15 miwest0° 00' 58.5"1.12 minorth1036.14 mi
24 hours0° 04' 29.7"5.17 miwest0° 23' 21.9"26.76 minorth27.26 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 01:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 2° 30' South
Longitude: 138° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.02 meters/second, 1609.3 km/hour, 1000.0 miles/hour or 868.9 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.1"16.67 miwest0° 00' 11.6"0.22 minorth16.67 mi
1 hour14° 28' 07.5"999.94 miwest0° 11' 42.1"13.40 minorth1000.10 mi
24 hours12° 40' 09.2"875.57 mieast4° 40' 55.0"321.71 minorth933.35 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PalikirSat 12:20 PM507 km315 miles274 nmNorthwest NW
KoloniaSat 12:20 PM508 km316 miles274 nmNorthwest NW
YarenSat 1:20 PM787 km489 miles425 nmEast-southeast ESE
MajuroSat 1:20 PM1214 km754 miles655 nmEast-northeast ENE
TarawaSat 1:20 PM1356 km843 miles732 nmEast E
HoniaraSat 12:20 PM1410 km876 miles762 nmSouth S
Wake IslandSat 1:20 PM1875 km1165 miles1013 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port MoresbySat 11:20 AM2077 km1291 miles1122 nmSouthwest SW
HagåtñaSat 11:20 AM2108 km1310 miles1138 nmWest-northwest WNW
JayapuraSat 10:20 AM2343 km1456 miles1265 nmWest-southwest WSW
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