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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 Friday, April 18, 2014 at 22:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 03' North, Longitude: 164° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 455.35 meters/second, 1639.3 km/hour, 1018.6 miles/hour or 885.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.98 miwest0° 00' 00.9"0.02 minorth16.98 mi
1 hour15° 00' 08.1"1018.48 miwest0° 00' 52.0"0.99 minorth1018.46 mi
24 hours0° 03' 14.8"3.68 miwest0° 20' 43.2"23.74 minorth24.02 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, April 18, 2014 at 22:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 45' South, Longitude: 62° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.66 meters/second, 1521.6 km/hour, 945.5 miles/hour or 821.6 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.7"15.76 miwest0° 00' 01.7"0.03 misouth15.76 mi
1 hour14° 25' 45.1"945.20 miwest0° 01' 37.5"1.87 misouth945.12 mi
24 hours13° 46' 54.0"902.80 mieast0° 05' 42.4"6.54 misouth902.57 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KiritimatiSat 12:56 PM1267 km787 miles684 nmSoutheast SE
HonoluluFri 12:56 PM1321 km821 miles713 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Baker IslandFri 10:56 AM1814 km1127 miles980 nmSouthwest SW
MidwayFri 11:56 AM2345 km1457 miles1266 nmNorthwest NW
FakaofoSat 11:56 AM2389 km1485 miles1290 nmSouth-southwest SSW
TarawaSat 10:56 AM2738 km1701 miles1478 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroSat 10:56 AM2739 km1702 miles1479 nmWest W
FunafutiSat 10:56 AM2840 km1764 miles1533 nmSouthwest SW
ApiaSat 11:56 AM2877 km1788 miles1553 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Wake IslandSat 10:56 AM3259 km2025 miles1759 nmWest-northwest WNW
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