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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 24, 2014 at 00:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 46' North, Longitude: 169° 34' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 452.48 meters/second, 1628.9 km/hour, 1012.2 miles/hour or 879.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.87 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 minorth16.87 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.7"1012.04 miwest0° 00' 49.6"0.95 minorth1012.01 mi
24 hours0° 02' 39.6"2.99 miwest0° 19' 43.0"22.59 minorth22.79 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, April 24, 2014 at 00:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 21' South, Longitude: 104° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.78 meters/second, 1594.0 km/hour, 990.5 miles/hour or 860.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.1"16.51 miwest0° 00' 10.3"0.20 minorth16.51 mi
1 hour14° 28' 14.8"990.35 miwest0° 10' 25.3"11.94 minorth990.64 mi
24 hours12° 33' 57.0"859.99 mieast4° 20' 48.3"298.69 minorth914.11 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MajuroThu 12:40 PM647 km402 miles350 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Wake IslandThu 12:40 PM785 km488 miles424 nmNorth-northwest NNW
TarawaThu 12:40 PM1312 km815 miles708 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PalikirThu 11:40 AM1407 km874 miles760 nmWest-southwest WSW
YarenThu 12:40 PM1500 km932 miles810 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Baker IslandWed 12:40 PM2076 km1290 miles1121 nmSoutheast SE
MidwayWed 1:40 PM2183 km1356 miles1178 nmNortheast NE
FunafutiThu 12:40 PM2585 km1606 miles1396 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HoniaraThu 11:40 AM2675 km1662 miles1445 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HagåtñaThu 10:40 AM2690 km1671 miles1452 nmWest W
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