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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° 25' 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"1019.70 miwest0° 00' 52.4"1.00 minorth1019.67 mi
24 hours0° 03' 20.9"3.79 miwest0° 20' 53.6"23.94 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° 26' 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"952.44 miwest0° 04' 13.5"4.84 misouth952.26 mi
24 hours13° 32' 45.4"893.30 mieast1° 10' 45.6"81.12 misouth894.01 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 AM1105 km687 miles597 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandThu 11:56 AM1209 km751 miles653 nmSouth-southeast SSE
TarawaFri 11:56 AM1328 km825 miles717 nmSouthwest SW
Wake IslandFri 11:56 AM1772 km1101 miles957 nmNorthwest NW
MidwayThu 12:56 PM1948 km1210 miles1052 nmNorth N
YarenFri 11:56 AM1959 km1218 miles1058 nmSouthwest SW
FunafutiFri 11:56 AM2133 km1325 miles1152 nmSouth S
FakaofoFri 12:56 PM2399 km1491 miles1295 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirFri 10:56 AM2501 km1554 miles1351 nmWest W
HonoluluThu 1:56 PM2583 km1605 miles1395 nmEast-northeast ENE
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