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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 Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 21:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 42' North, Longitude: 149° 24' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.90 meters/second, 1641.3 km/hour, 1019.8 miles/hour or 886.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.00 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth17.00 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.5"1019.80 miwest0° 00' 52.5"1.00 minorth1019.77 mi
24 hours0° 03' 21.4"3.80 miwest0° 20' 54.5"23.95 minorth24.25 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 21:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 27' South, Longitude: 63° 20' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.26 meters/second, 1534.5 km/hour, 953.5 miles/hour or 828.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.6"15.89 miwest0° 00' 04.5"0.09 misouth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 26' 41.3"953.31 miwest0° 04' 26.1"5.08 misouth953.13 mi
24 hours13° 30' 57.4"892.03 mieast1° 16' 09.4"87.30 misouth893.13 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiFri 11:56 AM1312 km815 miles708 nmSouthwest SW
HonoluluThu 11:56 AM1482 km921 miles800 nmNorthwest NW
PapeeteThu 11:56 AM3122 km1940 miles1686 nmSouth S
Baker IslandThu 9:56 AM3213 km1996 miles1735 nmWest-southwest WSW
FakaofoFri 10:56 AM3281 km2038 miles1771 nmSouthwest SW
MidwayThu 10:56 AM3503 km2177 miles1892 nmNorthwest NW
ApiaFri 10:56 AM3668 km2279 miles1981 nmSouthwest SW
RarotongaThu 11:56 AM3709 km2305 miles2003 nmSouth-southwest SSW
AlofiThu 10:56 AM3986 km2477 miles2152 nmSouthwest SW
San Francisco *Thu 2:56 PM4031 km2505 miles2177 nmNortheast NE
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