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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 Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 00:38:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 23° 26' North, Longitude: 170° 38' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.73 meters/second, 1532.6 km/hour, 952.3 miles/hour or 827.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"15.87 miwest0° 00' 00.0"0.00 minorth15.87 mi
1 hour14° 59' 51.8"951.97 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 minorth951.97 mi
24 hours0° 03' 16.4"3.46 mieast0° 00' 02.0"0.04 misouth3.46 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, June 21, 2014 at 00:38:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 58' North, Longitude: 94° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 445.20 meters/second, 1602.7 km/hour, 995.9 miles/hour or 865.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.2"16.60 miwest0° 00' 10.2"0.20 minorth16.60 mi
1 hour14° 30' 09.9"995.85 miwest0° 10' 13.6"11.71 minorth995.73 mi
24 hours11° 55' 46.5"819.17 mieast3° 51' 05.9"264.72 minorth857.10 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Wake IslandSat 12:38 PM619 km384 miles334 nmSouthwest SW
MidwayFri 1:38 PM1312 km815 miles709 nmEast-northeast ENE
MajuroSat 12:38 PM1803 km1120 miles974 nmSouth S
PalikirSat 11:38 AM2263 km1406 miles1222 nmSouthwest SW
TarawaSat 12:38 PM2449 km1522 miles1323 nmSouth S
YarenSat 12:38 PM2682 km1667 miles1448 nmSouth S
Baker IslandFri 12:38 PM2924 km1817 miles1579 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HagåtñaSat 10:38 AM2942 km1828 miles1589 nmWest-southwest WSW
HonoluluFri 2:38 PM3247 km2017 miles1753 nmEast E
TokyoSat 9:38 AM3274 km2034 miles1768 nmWest-northwest WNW
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