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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

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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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 43' South
Longitude: 153° 56' 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"15.96 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 minorth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.0"956.92 miwest0° 00' 15.8"0.30 minorth956.94 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 3° 58' South
Longitude: 47° 32' 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 misouth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 31' 21.7"1002.20 miwest0° 11' 35.5"13.28 misouth1002.17 mi
24 hours11° 41' 45.0"807.13 mieast4° 33' 39.2"313.43 misouth862.98 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 AM535 km332 miles289 nmSouth S
CairnsFri 11:48 AM1068 km664 miles577 nmNorthwest NW
Sydney *Fri 12:48 PM1264 km786 miles683 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NoumeaFri 12:48 PM1288 km800 miles695 nmEast E
Canberra *Fri 12:48 PM1469 km913 miles793 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port VilaFri 12:48 PM1599 km994 miles864 nmEast-northeast ENE
HoniaraFri 12:48 PM1604 km997 miles866 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port MoresbyFri 11:48 AM1635 km1016 miles883 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Melbourne *Fri 12:48 PM1881 km1169 miles1016 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Adelaide *Fri 12:18 PM2014 km1251 miles1087 nmSouthwest SW
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