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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

UTC time = Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 2:34:00 AM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

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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 Latitude: 22° 60' South, Longitude: 142° 23' 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"954.88 miWest0° 00' 12.3"0.24 miNorth954.90 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 Latitude: 9° 17' North, Longitude: 3° 22' 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"992.68 miWest0° 10' 05.8"11.57 miSouth992.99 mi
24 hours10° 59' 01.9"749.85 miEast4° 13' 54.9"290.81 miSouth807.83 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 PM198 km123 miles107 nmEast-southeast ESE
CairnsTue 12:34 PM760 km473 miles411 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Alice SpringsTue 12:04 PM872 km542 miles471 nmWest W
Tennant CreekTue 12:04 PM926 km576 miles500 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrisbaneTue 12:34 PM1181 km734 miles638 nmEast-southeast ESE
Adelaide *Tue 1:04 PM1373 km853 miles741 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Sydney *Tue 1:34 PM1482 km921 miles800 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Canberra *Tue 1:34 PM1511 km939 miles816 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port MoresbyTue 12:34 PM1584 km984 miles855 nmNorth-northeast NNE
EuclaTue 11:19 AM1643 km1021 miles887 nmSouthwest SW

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