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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 = Friday, January 4, 2013 at 1:48:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, January 4, 2013 at 01:48:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 43' South, Longitude: 154° 13' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.94 meters/second, 1540.6 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"15.95 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 miNorth15.95 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.0"956.86 miWest0° 00' 15.8"0.30 miNorth956.87 mi
24 hours0° 06' 44.9"7.18 miEast0° 06' 32.5"7.50 miNorth10.39 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 4, 2013 at 01:48:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 58' South, Longitude: 47° 48' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.05 meters/second, 1613.0 km/hour, 1002.3 miles/hour or 870.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.70 miWest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 miSouth16.70 mi
1 hour14° 31' 21.8"1002.14 miWest0° 11' 35.5"13.27 miSouth1002.11 mi
24 hours11° 41' 43.5"807.05 miEast4° 33' 39.8"313.42 miSouth862.90 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BrisbaneFri 11:48 AM540 km336 miles292 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CairnsFri 11:48 AM1092 km679 miles590 nmNorthwest NW
NoumeaFri 12:48 PM1258 km782 miles679 nmEast E
Sydney *Fri 12:48 PM1270 km789 miles686 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Canberra *Fri 12:48 PM1478 km918 miles798 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port VilaFri 12:48 PM1572 km977 miles849 nmEast-northeast ENE
HoniaraFri 12:48 PM1592 km989 miles860 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port MoresbyFri 11:48 AM1648 km1024 miles890 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Melbourne *Fri 12:48 PM1894 km1177 miles1022 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Adelaide *Fri 12:18 PM2034 km1264 miles1098 nmSouthwest SW

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