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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

See where the moon is over the horizon

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Map notes

Position of the Sun

On Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 02:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 49' South
Longitude: 146° 20' East

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

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.94 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 minorth15.94 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.8"956.22 miwest0° 00' 14.6"0.28 minorth956.24 mi
24 hours0° 06' 50.6"7.28 mieast0° 06' 06.0"7.00 minorth10.10 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 02:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 0° 34' North
Longitude: 28° 60' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.52 meters/second, 1618.3 km/hour, 1005.5 miles/hour or 873.8 knots.The table below shows the Moon position 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' 10.8"1005.51 miwest0° 11' 32.7"13.22 misouth1005.61 mi
24 hours11° 16' 18.7"779.70 mieast4° 38' 34.3"319.03 misouth841.95 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsThu 12:18 PM655 km407 miles354 nmNorth N
BrisbaneThu 12:18 PM849 km528 miles459 nmSoutheast SE
Alice SpringsThu 11:48 AM1278 km794 miles690 nmWest W
Sydney *Thu 1:18 PM1314 km817 miles710 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Canberra *Thu 1:18 PM1408 km875 miles760 nmSouth S
Port MoresbyThu 12:18 PM1482 km921 miles800 nmNorth N
Adelaide *Thu 12:48 PM1539 km956 miles831 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Melbourne *Thu 1:18 PM1668 km1036 miles901 nmSouth S
EuclaThu 11:03 AM1983 km1232 miles1071 nmWest-southwest WSW
DarwinThu 11:48 AM2000 km1243 miles1080 nmWest-northwest WNW
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