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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

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 22:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 10° 42' North
Longitude: 164° 25' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.88 meters/second, 1641.2 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"1019.75 miwest0° 00' 52.5"1.00 minorth1019.72 mi
24 hours0° 03' 21.1"3.80 miwest0° 20' 54.0"23.94 minorth24.24 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 22:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 31' South
Longitude: 48° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.06 meters/second, 1533.8 km/hour, 953.1 miles/hour or 828.2 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' 04.3"0.08 misouth15.89 mi
1 hour14° 26' 38.5"952.87 miwest0° 04' 19.8"4.96 misouth952.69 mi
24 hours13° 31' 52.0"892.67 mieast1° 13' 27.9"84.22 misouth893.57 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiFri 12:56 PM1252 km778 miles676 nmSoutheast SE
HonoluluThu 12:56 PM1367 km849 miles738 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Baker IslandThu 10:56 AM1771 km1100 miles956 nmSouthwest SW
FakaofoFri 11:56 AM2345 km1457 miles1266 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MidwayThu 11:56 AM2364 km1469 miles1276 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TarawaFri 10:56 AM2701 km1678 miles1458 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroFri 10:56 AM2710 km1684 miles1463 nmWest W
FunafutiFri 10:56 AM2794 km1736 miles1509 nmSouthwest SW
ApiaFri 11:56 AM2833 km1760 miles1530 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Wake IslandFri 10:56 AM3249 km2019 miles1754 nmWest-northwest WNW
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