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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 02:28:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 43' South
Longitude: 143° 57' 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"15.96 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 minorth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.0"956.94 miwest0° 00' 15.9"0.30 minorth956.96 mi
24 hours0° 06' 44.7"7.18 mieast0° 06' 33.3"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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 06' South
Longitude: 37° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.96 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"1002.01 miwest0° 11' 35.1"13.27 misouth1001.97 mi
24 hours11° 42' 38.5"808.03 mieast4° 33' 19.3"313.05 misouth863.61 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 PM87 km54 miles47 nmSouth-southeast SSE
CairnsFri 12:28 PM669 km416 miles361 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Alice SpringsFri 11:58 AM1037 km644 miles560 nmWest W
BrisbaneFri 12:28 PM1057 km656 miles570 nmEast-southeast ESE
Sydney *Fri 1:28 PM1426 km886 miles770 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Adelaide *Fri 12:58 PM1451 km902 miles783 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Canberra *Fri 1:28 PM1481 km921 miles800 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port MoresbyFri 12:28 PM1508 km937 miles814 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Melbourne *Fri 1:28 PM1677 km1042 miles906 nmSouth S
EuclaFri 11:13 AM1789 km1112 miles966 nmSouthwest SW
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