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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

UTC time = Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 11:06:00 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).

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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 23:06:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 43' North, Longitude: 166° 38' 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"1019.67 miWest0° 00' 52.5"1.00 miNorth1019.64 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 23:06:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 32' South, Longitude: 46° 45' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.03 meters/second, 1533.7 km/hour, 953.0 miles/hour or 828.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.6"15.88 miWest0° 00' 04.3"0.08 miSouth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 26' 38.0"952.74 miWest0° 04' 18.9"4.95 miSouth952.56 mi
24 hours13° 32' 00.0"892.70 miEast1° 13' 04.0"83.75 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 1:06 PM1419 km881 miles766 nmSoutheast SE
HonoluluThu 1:06 PM1502 km933 miles811 nmNortheast NE
Baker IslandThu 11:06 AM1594 km990 miles860 nmSouthwest SW
MidwayThu 12:06 PM2239 km1391 miles1209 nmNorth-northwest NNW
FakaofoFri 12:06 PM2277 km1415 miles1229 nmSouth-southwest SSW
MajuroFri 11:06 AM2451 km1523 miles1323 nmWest W
TarawaFri 11:06 AM2476 km1538 miles1337 nmWest-southwest WSW
FunafutiFri 11:06 AM2643 km1642 miles1427 nmSouthwest SW
ApiaFri 12:06 PM2773 km1723 miles1497 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Wake IslandFri 11:06 AM3022 km1878 miles1632 nmWest-northwest WNW

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