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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 12:20:00 AM.

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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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 00:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 46' North, Longitude: 174° 34' East

The ground speed is currently 452.49 meters/second, 1629.0 kilometres/hour, 1012.2 miles/hour or 879.6 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.87 miWest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 miNorth16.87 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.7"1012.05 miWest0° 00' 49.6"0.95 miNorth1012.03 mi
24 hours0° 02' 39.9"3.00 miWest0° 19' 43.3"22.60 miNorth22.79 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 00:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 25' South, Longitude: 109° 47' East

The ground speed is currently 442.71 meters/second, 1593.7 kilometres/hour, 990.3 miles/hour or 860.6 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.1"16.50 miWest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 miNorth16.51 mi
1 hour14° 28' 14.2"990.19 miWest0° 10' 24.3"11.92 miNorth990.49 mi
24 hours12° 34' 10.2"860.12 miEast4° 20' 31.7"298.37 miNorth914.16 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MajuroThu 12:20 PM718 km446 miles388 nmSouth-southwest SSW
KwajaleinThu 12:20 PM869 km540 miles469 nmWest-southwest WSW
Wake IslandThu 12:20 PM1112 km691 miles600 nmNorthwest NW
TarawaThu 12:20 PM1267 km787 miles684 nmSouth S
YarenThu 12:20 PM1697 km1054 miles916 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandWed 12:20 PM1707 km1060 miles921 nmSoutheast SE
MidwayWed 1:20 PM1904 km1183 miles1028 nmNorth-northeast NNE
PalikirThu 11:20 AM1910 km1187 miles1032 nmWest-southwest WSW
FunafutiThu 12:20 PM2409 km1497 miles1301 nmSouth-southeast SSE
FakaofoThu 1:20 PM2910 km1808 miles1571 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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