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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

UTC time = Friday, May 23, 2014 at 12:40:00 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).

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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, May 23, 2014 at 00:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 32' North, Longitude: 169° 11' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.54 meters/second, 1564.3 km/hour, 972.0 miles/hour or 844.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.20 miWest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 miNorth16.20 mi
1 hour14° 59' 56.8"971.70 miWest0° 00' 28.9"0.55 miNorth971.67 mi
24 hours0° 01' 17.3"1.39 miEast0° 11' 23.3"13.06 miNorth13.13 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, May 23, 2014 at 00:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 37' South, Longitude: 100° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.23 meters/second, 1613.6 km/hour, 1002.7 miles/hour or 871.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.7"16.71 miWest0° 00' 11.2"0.21 miNorth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 29' 43.6"1002.60 miWest0° 11' 15.4"12.89 miNorth1002.70 mi
24 hours12° 02' 33.1"832.94 miEast4° 27' 07.4"305.89 miNorth886.88 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 12:40 PM298 km185 miles161 nmWest-southwest WSW
MajuroFri 12:40 PM1505 km935 miles813 nmSouth S
MidwayThu 1:40 PM1607 km998 miles868 nmNortheast NE
PalikirFri 11:40 AM1918 km1192 miles1035 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaFri 12:40 PM2154 km1339 miles1163 nmSouth-southeast SSE
YarenFri 12:40 PM2344 km1456 miles1266 nmSouth S
HagåtñaFri 10:40 AM2712 km1685 miles1464 nmWest-southwest WSW
Baker IslandThu 12:40 PM2738 km1701 miles1478 nmSoutheast SE
TokyoFri 9:40 AM3329 km2069 miles1798 nmNorthwest NW
FunafutiFri 12:40 PM3395 km2109 miles1833 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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