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Day and Night World Map

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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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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Monday, September 22, 2014 at 20:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 0° 06' North
Longitude: 129° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 463.94 meters/second, 1670.2 km/hour, 1037.8 miles/hour or 901.8 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.1"17.30 miwest0° 00' 01.0"0.02 misouth17.30 mi
1 hour15° 00' 13.0"1037.88 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 misouth1037.89 mi
24 hours0° 05' 14.5"6.04 miwest0° 23' 21.6"26.75 misouth27.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, September 22, 2014 at 20:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 3° 26' North
Longitude: 144° 38' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.63 meters/second, 1618.7 km/hour, 1005.8 miles/hour or 874.0 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 34.0"16.76 miwest0° 00' 09.3"0.18 misouth16.76 mi
1 hour14° 33' 57.3"1005.81 miwest0° 09' 23.4"10.75 misouth1005.94 mi
24 hours10° 26' 52.7"721.45 mieast3° 48' 51.0"262.09 misouth768.43 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
AdamstownMon 12:28 PM2786 km1731 miles1504 nmSouth S
PapeeteMon 10:28 AM2970 km1845 miles1604 nmSouthwest SW
KiritimatiTue 10:28 AM3146 km1955 miles1699 nmWest W
Easter Island *Mon 3:28 PM3678 km2286 miles1986 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HermosilloMon 1:28 PM3742 km2325 miles2021 nmNorth-northeast NNE
HonoluluMon 10:28 AM3906 km2427 miles2109 nmNorthwest NW
Mexico City *Mon 3:28 PM3909 km2429 miles2111 nmNortheast NE
Los Angeles *Mon 1:28 PM3926 km2440 miles2120 nmNorth-northeast NNE
RarotongaMon 10:28 AM4083 km2537 miles2204 nmSouthwest SW
PhoenixMon 1:28 PM4100 km2548 miles2214 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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