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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 23:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 43' North, Longitude: 179° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.86 meters/second, 1641.1 km/hour, 1019.7 miles/hour or 886.1 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"1019.63 miwest0° 00' 52.4"1.00 minorth1019.60 mi
24 hours0° 03' 20.9"3.79 miwest0° 20' 53.6"23.93 minorth24.23 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, April 17, 2014 at 23:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 36' South, Longitude: 34° 43' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.87 meters/second, 1533.1 km/hour, 952.6 miles/hour or 827.8 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' 04.2"0.08 misouth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 26' 35.7"952.38 miwest0° 04' 13.6"4.84 misouth952.21 mi
24 hours13° 32' 44.6"893.22 mieast1° 10' 48.7"81.17 misouth893.93 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MajuroFri 11:56 AM1134 km705 miles612 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandThu 11:56 AM1201 km746 miles648 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TarawaFri 11:56 AM1347 km837 miles728 nmSouthwest SW
Wake IslandFri 11:56 AM1797 km1117 miles971 nmWest-northwest WNW
MidwayThu 12:56 PM1945 km1209 miles1050 nmNorth N
YarenFri 11:56 AM1983 km1232 miles1071 nmSouthwest SW
FunafutiFri 11:56 AM2135 km1327 miles1153 nmSouth S
FakaofoFri 12:56 PM2387 km1483 miles1289 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirFri 10:56 AM2532 km1573 miles1367 nmWest W
HonoluluThu 1:56 PM2556 km1589 miles1380 nmEast-northeast ENE
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