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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 2:18:00 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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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, January 4, 2013 at 02:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 43' South, Longitude: 146° 43' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.94 meters/second, 1540.6 km/hour, 957.3 miles/hour or 831.9 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"956.87 miWest0° 00' 15.8"0.30 miNorth956.89 mi
24 hours0° 06' 44.8"7.18 miEast0° 06' 33.1"7.51 miNorth10.40 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 4, 2013 at 02:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 04' South, Longitude: 40° 32' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.99 meters/second, 1612.8 km/hour, 1002.1 miles/hour or 870.8 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' 20.4"1001.99 miWest0° 11' 35.2"13.27 miSouth1001.96 mi
24 hours11° 42' 23.6"807.72 miEast4° 33' 24.9"313.14 miSouth863.38 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsFri 12:18 PM649 km403 miles350 nmNorth N
BrisbaneFri 12:18 PM826 km513 miles446 nmSoutheast SE
Sydney *Fri 1:18 PM1311 km815 miles708 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Alice SpringsFri 11:48 AM1318 km819 miles712 nmWest W
Canberra *Fri 1:18 PM1413 km878 miles763 nmSouth S
Port MoresbyFri 12:18 PM1468 km912 miles793 nmNorth N
Adelaide *Fri 12:48 PM1567 km974 miles846 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Melbourne *Fri 1:18 PM1683 km1046 miles909 nmSouth S
EuclaFri 11:03 AM2023 km1257 miles1092 nmWest-southwest WSW
DarwinFri 11:48 AM2029 km1261 miles1095 nmWest-northwest WNW

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