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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 Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 23:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 20' North, Longitude: 176° 51' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 426.06 meters/second, 1533.8 km/hour, 953.1 miles/hour or 828.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"15.88 miwest0° 00' 00.1"0.00 minorth15.88 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.9"952.64 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 minorth952.64 mi
24 hours0° 03' 12.9"3.41 mieast0° 02' 02.8"2.35 minorth4.14 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, June 15, 2014 at 23:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 22' South, Longitude: 43° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.06 meters/second, 1555.4 km/hour, 966.5 miles/hour or 839.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.2"16.11 miwest0° 00' 08.0"0.15 minorth16.11 mi
1 hour14° 25' 13.8"966.32 miwest0° 08' 06.9"9.30 minorth966.66 mi
24 hours13° 37' 52.4"913.45 mieast3° 37' 42.0"249.42 minorth953.41 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
MidwaySun 12:48 PM543 km338 miles293 nmNorth N
Wake IslandMon 11:48 AM1769 km1099 miles955 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluSun 1:48 PM1968 km1223 miles1063 nmEast E
MajuroMon 11:48 AM2200 km1367 miles1188 nmSouthwest SW
Baker IslandSun 11:48 AM2560 km1591 miles1382 nmSouth S
TarawaMon 11:48 AM2661 km1653 miles1437 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Adak *Sun 2:48 PM3167 km1968 miles1710 nmNorth N
YarenMon 11:48 AM3171 km1971 miles1712 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiMon 1:48 PM3174 km1972 miles1714 nmSoutheast SE
PalikirMon 10:48 AM3231 km2008 miles1745 nmWest-southwest WSW
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