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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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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 02:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 60' South
Longitude: 142° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.06 meters/second, 1537.4 km/hour, 955.3 miles/hour or 830.1 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.92 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 minorth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.3"954.95 miwest0° 00' 12.3"0.24 minorth954.96 mi
24 hours0° 07' 01.0"7.45 mieast0° 05' 11.8"5.96 minorth9.54 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 02:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 9° 17' North
Longitude: 3° 06' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.83 meters/second, 1597.8 km/hour, 992.8 miles/hour or 862.7 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.55 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 misouth16.55 mi
1 hour14° 32' 29.0"992.76 miwest0° 10' 05.9"11.57 misouth993.07 mi
24 hours10° 59' 01.9"749.91 mieast4° 13' 56.0"290.86 misouth807.90 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LongreachTue 12:34 PM226 km140 miles122 nmEast-southeast ESE
CairnsTue 12:34 PM775 km481 miles418 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Alice SpringsTue 12:04 PM845 km525 miles456 nmWest W
Tennant CreekTue 12:04 PM900 km559 miles486 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrisbaneTue 12:34 PM1207 km750 miles652 nmEast-southeast ESE
Adelaide *Tue 1:04 PM1366 km849 miles738 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Sydney *Tue 1:34 PM1498 km931 miles809 nmSoutheast SE
Canberra *Tue 1:34 PM1523 km946 miles822 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port MoresbyTue 12:34 PM1594 km990 miles861 nmNorth-northeast NNE
EuclaTue 11:19 AM1621 km1007 miles875 nmSouthwest SW
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