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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 Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 03:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 01' South, Longitude: 128° 21' East

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"1037.89 miwest0° 00' 58.3"1.11 misouth1037.89 mi
24 hours0° 05' 13.9"6.03 miwest0° 23' 21.8"26.76 misouth27.43 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, September 23, 2014 at 03:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 21' North, Longitude: 115° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 450.04 meters/second, 1620.2 km/hour, 1006.7 miles/hour or 874.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 33.8"16.78 miwest0° 00' 09.5"0.18 misouth16.78 mi
1 hour14° 33' 55.6"1006.72 miwest0° 09' 29.7"10.87 misouth1006.84 mi
24 hours10° 28' 35.9"724.12 mieast3° 50' 12.9"263.65 misouth771.05 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
SofifiTue 12:18 PM122 km76 miles66 nmNorthwest NW
TernateTue 12:18 PM141 km87 miles76 nmNorthwest NW
AmbonTue 12:18 PM407 km253 miles220 nmSouth S
ManadoTue 11:18 AM425 km264 miles229 nmWest-northwest WNW
GorontaloTue 11:18 AM592 km368 miles320 nmWest W
ManokwariTue 12:18 PM643 km399 miles347 nmEast E
General SantosTue 11:18 AM764 km475 miles413 nmNorth-northwest NNW
KendariTue 11:18 AM783 km486 miles423 nmSouthwest SW
DavaoTue 11:18 AM841 km522 miles454 nmNorth-northwest NNW
PaluTue 11:18 AM950 km590 miles513 nmWest W
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