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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 = Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 11:30:00 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 Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 23:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 39' North, Longitude: 171° 20' West

The ground speed is currently 463.00 meters/second, 1666.8 kilometres/hour, 1035.7 miles/hour or 900.0 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"17.26 miWest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 miNorth17.26 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.2"1035.68 miWest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 miNorth1035.67 mi
24 hours0° 04' 28.7"5.15 miWest0° 23' 18.1"26.69 miNorth27.18 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, March 29, 2014 at 23:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 50' North, Longitude: 177° 51' East

The ground speed is currently 447.40 meters/second, 1610.6 kilometres/hour, 1000.8 miles/hour or 869.7 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' 28.4"16.68 miWest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 miNorth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 28' 29.1"1000.72 miWest0° 11' 36.8"13.30 miNorth1000.75 mi
24 hours347° 26' 20.2"868.41 miWest4° 31' 03.2"310.41 miNorth920.35 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 IslandSat 11:30 AM666 km414 miles359 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandSat 11:30 AM687 km427 miles371 nmSouthwest SW
Kanton IslandSun 12:30 PM715 km444 miles386 nmSouth S
RawakiSun 12:30 PM817 km508 miles441 nmSouth S
FakaofoSun 12:30 PM1438 km894 miles777 nmSouth S
KiritimatiSun 1:30 PM1570 km975 miles847 nmEast E
FunafutiSun 11:30 AM1707 km1060 miles922 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaSun 11:30 AM1759 km1093 miles950 nmWest W
Apia *Sun 1:30 PM1933 km1201 miles1044 nmSouth S
MajuroSun 11:30 AM1952 km1213 miles1054 nmWest-northwest WNW

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