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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 1:58:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 01:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 49' South, Longitude: 151° 36' East

The ground speed is currently 427.62 meters/second, 1539.4 kilometres/hour, 956.6 miles/hour or 831.2 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.94 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miNorth15.94 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.8"956.15 miWest0° 00' 14.6"0.28 miNorth956.16 mi
24 hours0° 06' 50.7"7.28 miEast0° 06' 05.6"6.99 miNorth10.09 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 01:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 0° 38' North, Longitude: 34° 07' East

The ground speed is currently 449.52 meters/second, 1618.3 kilometres/hour, 1005.5 miles/hour or 873.8 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.76 miWest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 miSouth16.76 mi
1 hour14° 32' 11.4"1005.44 miWest0° 11' 32.4"13.22 miSouth1005.54 mi
24 hours11° 16' 01.2"779.30 miEast4° 38' 33.0"318.98 miSouth841.59 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RockhamptonThu 11:58 AM128 km80 miles69 nmWest-southwest WSW
BundabergThu 11:58 AM239 km149 miles129 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BrisbaneThu 11:58 AM535 km333 miles289 nmSouth-southeast SSE
CairnsThu 11:58 AM893 km555 miles482 nmNorthwest NW
Sydney *Thu 12:58 PM1225 km761 miles661 nmSouth S
Canberra *Thu 12:58 PM1403 km871 miles757 nmSouth S
Port MoresbyThu 11:58 AM1552 km964 miles838 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HoniaraThu 12:58 PM1728 km1074 miles933 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Melbourne *Thu 12:58 PM1780 km1106 miles961 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Alice SpringsThu 11:28 AM1815 km1128 miles980 nmWest W

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