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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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Position of the Sun

On Friday, January 4, 2013 at 02:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 43' South
Longitude: 146° 27' 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"15.96 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 minorth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.0"956.94 miwest0° 00' 15.8"0.30 minorth956.95 mi
24 hours0° 06' 44.8"7.18 mieast0° 06' 33.1"7.52 minorth10.40 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 4, 2013 at 02:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 04' South
Longitude: 40° 16' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.99 meters/second, 1612.7 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' 20.2"1002.06 miwest0° 11' 35.2"13.27 misouth1002.02 mi
24 hours11° 42' 25.2"807.80 mieast4° 33' 24.3"313.15 misouth863.45 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LongreachFri 12:18 PM239 km148 miles129 nmWest-southwest WSW
CairnsFri 12:18 PM645 km401 miles348 nmNorth N
BrisbaneFri 12:18 PM848 km527 miles458 nmSoutheast SE
Alice SpringsFri 11:48 AM1291 km802 miles697 nmWest W
Sydney *Fri 1:18 PM1321 km821 miles713 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Canberra *Fri 1:18 PM1417 km881 miles765 nmSouth S
Port MoresbyFri 12:18 PM1470 km913 miles794 nmNorth N
Adelaide *Fri 12:48 PM1554 km966 miles839 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Melbourne *Fri 1:18 PM1680 km1044 miles907 nmSouth S
EuclaFri 11:03 AM1999 km1242 miles1079 nmWest-southwest WSW
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