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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 Monday, March 31, 2014 at 00:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 03' North, Longitude: 173° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 462.78 meters/second, 1666.0 km/hour, 1035.2 miles/hour or 899.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.25 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 minorth17.25 mi
1 hour15° 00' 11.2"1035.19 miwest0° 00' 58.1"1.11 minorth1035.18 mi
24 hours0° 04' 27.3"5.13 miwest0° 23' 13.4"26.60 minorth27.09 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, March 31, 2014 at 00:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 32' North, Longitude: 175° 56' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.85 meters/second, 1601.5 km/hour, 995.1 miles/hour or 864.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.6"16.58 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 minorth16.58 mi
1 hour14° 28' 41.6"994.99 miwest0° 10' 46.8"12.35 minorth994.88 mi
24 hours347° 29' 41.1"859.41 miwest4° 03' 25.3"278.81 minorth899.51 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TarawaMon 12:30 PM298 km185 miles161 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroMon 12:30 PM433 km269 miles234 nmNorthwest NW
YarenMon 12:30 PM898 km558 miles485 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandSun 12:30 PM1185 km736 miles640 nmEast-southeast ESE
FunafutiMon 12:30 PM1524 km947 miles823 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirMon 11:30 AM1737 km1080 miles938 nmWest-northwest WNW
Wake IslandMon 12:30 PM1846 km1147 miles997 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HoniaraMon 11:30 AM2123 km1319 miles1146 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoMon 1:30 PM2245 km1395 miles1212 nmSoutheast SE
Port VilaMon 11:30 AM2478 km1539 miles1338 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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