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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 1:58:00 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).

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, January 4, 2013 at 01:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 43' South, Longitude: 151° 43' 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 miNorth956.88 mi
24 hours0° 06' 44.9"7.18 miEast0° 06' 32.8"7.51 miNorth10.39 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 4, 2013 at 01:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 00' South, Longitude: 45° 23' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.03 meters/second, 1612.9 km/hour, 1002.2 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' 21.3"1002.09 miWest0° 11' 35.3"13.27 miSouth1002.06 mi
24 hours11° 41' 56.9"807.27 miEast4° 33' 34.8"313.32 miSouth863.06 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
RockhamptonFri 11:58 AM144 km89 miles78 nmWest-southwest WSW
BundabergFri 11:58 AM247 km153 miles133 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BrisbaneFri 11:58 AM543 km337 miles293 nmSouth-southeast SSE
CairnsFri 11:58 AM893 km555 miles482 nmNorthwest NW
Sydney *Fri 12:58 PM1237 km768 miles668 nmSouth S
Canberra *Fri 12:58 PM1416 km880 miles764 nmSouth S
Port MoresbyFri 11:58 AM1545 km960 miles834 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HoniaraFri 12:58 PM1712 km1064 miles925 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Melbourne *Fri 12:58 PM1794 km1115 miles969 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port VilaFri 12:58 PM1818 km1130 miles982 nmEast-northeast ENE

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