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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 11:56:00 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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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 AM1118 km695 miles604 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 AM1984 km1233 miles1071 nmSouthwest SW
FunafutiFri 11:56 AM2136 km1327 miles1153 nmSouth S
FakaofoFri 12:56 PM2388 km1484 miles1290 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirFri 10:56 AM2532 km1573 miles1367 nmWest W
HonoluluThu 1:56 PM2556 km1589 miles1380 nmEast-northeast ENE

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