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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 25, 2014 at 00:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 06' North, Longitude: 166° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 451.88 meters/second, 1626.8 km/hour, 1010.8 miles/hour or 878.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"16.85 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 minorth16.85 mi
1 hour15° 00' 06.5"1010.76 miwest0° 00' 49.0"0.94 minorth1010.73 mi
24 hours0° 02' 32.1"2.85 miwest0° 19' 30.2"22.35 minorth22.53 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, April 25, 2014 at 00:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 58' South, Longitude: 114° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.77 meters/second, 1608.4 km/hour, 999.4 miles/hour or 868.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.8"16.66 miwest0° 00' 11.1"0.21 minorth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 28' 54.5"999.39 miwest0° 11' 14.4"12.87 minorth999.58 mi
24 hours12° 21' 21.3"852.68 mieast4° 32' 45.7"312.37 minorth909.46 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Wake IslandFri 12:50 PM684 km425 miles369 nmNorth N
MajuroFri 12:50 PM820 km510 miles443 nmSoutheast SE
PalikirFri 11:50 AM1162 km722 miles627 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaFri 12:50 PM1466 km911 miles791 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenFri 12:50 PM1508 km937 miles814 nmSouth S
Baker IslandThu 12:50 PM2339 km1453 miles1263 nmSoutheast SE
MidwayThu 1:50 PM2349 km1459 miles1268 nmNortheast NE
HagåtñaFri 10:50 AM2382 km1480 miles1286 nmWest W
HoniaraFri 11:50 AM2602 km1617 miles1405 nmSouth-southwest SSW
FunafutiFri 12:50 PM2761 km1715 miles1491 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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