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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 Friday, January 4, 2013 at 01:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 43' South
Longitude: 161° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.93 meters/second, 1540.5 km/hour, 957.3 miles/hour or 831.8 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.96 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 minorth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.0"956.91 miwest0° 00' 15.8"0.30 minorth956.92 mi
24 hours0° 06' 45.0"7.18 mieast0° 06' 32.0"7.49 minorth10.38 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 4, 2013 at 01:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 3° 53' South
Longitude: 54° 48' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.11 meters/second, 1613.2 km/hour, 1002.4 miles/hour or 871.1 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.71 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 31' 23.1"1002.34 miwest0° 11' 35.7"13.28 misouth1002.32 mi
24 hours11° 41' 05.3"806.46 mieast4° 33' 53.5"313.70 misouth862.50 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NoumeaFri 12:18 PM518 km322 miles280 nmEast E
Port VilaFri 12:18 PM906 km563 miles489 nmNortheast NE
KingstonFri 12:48 PM959 km596 miles518 nmSoutheast SE
BrisbaneFri 11:18 AM998 km620 miles539 nmWest-southwest WSW
LuganvilleFri 12:18 PM1000 km621 miles540 nmNortheast NE
Lord Howe Island *Fri 12:18 PM1007 km626 miles544 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HoniaraFri 12:18 PM1479 km919 miles798 nmNorth N
Sydney *Fri 12:18 PM1590 km988 miles858 nmSouthwest SW
CairnsFri 11:18 AM1760 km1094 miles950 nmWest-northwest WNW
Canberra *Fri 12:18 PM1835 km1140 miles991 nmSouthwest SW
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