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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 2:28:00 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 02:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 43' South, Longitude: 144° 13' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.95 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"956.88 miWest0° 00' 15.9"0.30 miNorth956.89 mi
24 hours0° 06' 44.7"7.18 miEast0° 06' 33.2"7.52 miNorth10.40 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 4, 2013 at 02:28:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 06' South, Longitude: 38° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.97 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' 19.9"1001.94 miWest0° 11' 35.1"13.27 miSouth1001.91 mi
24 hours11° 42' 37.0"807.94 miEast4° 33' 19.9"313.04 miSouth863.53 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LongreachFri 12:28 PM81 km50 miles44 nmSouth S
CairnsFri 12:28 PM661 km411 miles357 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BrisbaneFri 12:28 PM1032 km641 miles557 nmEast-southeast ESE
Alice SpringsFri 11:58 AM1064 km661 miles574 nmWest W
Sydney *Fri 1:28 PM1412 km878 miles763 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Adelaide *Fri 12:58 PM1460 km907 miles788 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Canberra *Fri 1:28 PM1472 km915 miles795 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port MoresbyFri 12:28 PM1501 km933 miles811 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Melbourne *Fri 1:28 PM1676 km1041 miles905 nmSouth S
EuclaFri 11:13 AM1812 km1126 miles978 nmSouthwest SW

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