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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 Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 02:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 54' South, Longitude: 142° 30' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.33 meters/second, 1538.4 km/hour, 955.9 miles/hour or 830.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.93 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 minorth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.5"955.50 miwest0° 00' 13.6"0.26 minorth955.51 mi
24 hours0° 06' 55.9"7.37 mieast0° 05' 39.2"6.48 minorth9.82 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 02:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 03' North, Longitude: 14° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.98 meters/second, 1612.7 km/hour, 1002.1 miles/hour or 870.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.70 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 misouth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 32' 32.2"1002.00 miwest0° 11' 02.1"12.64 misouth1002.22 mi
24 hours11° 02' 21.5"760.64 mieast4° 31' 37.1"311.05 misouth823.50 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LongreachWed 12:34 PM189 km118 miles102 nmEast-southeast ESE
CairnsWed 12:34 PM746 km464 miles403 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Alice SpringsWed 12:04 PM887 km551 miles479 nmWest W
Tennant CreekWed 12:04 PM934 km580 miles504 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrisbaneWed 12:34 PM1175 km730 miles635 nmEast-southeast ESE
Adelaide *Wed 1:04 PM1386 km861 miles748 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Sydney *Wed 1:34 PM1483 km922 miles801 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Canberra *Wed 1:34 PM1515 km941 miles818 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port MoresbyWed 12:34 PM1571 km976 miles848 nmNorth-northeast NNE
EuclaWed 11:19 AM1658 km1030 miles895 nmSouthwest SW
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