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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 2:58:00 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 02:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 43' South, Longitude: 136° 43' 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"956.89 miWest0° 00' 15.9"0.30 miNorth956.91 mi
24 hours0° 06' 44.6"7.18 miEast0° 06' 33.8"7.53 miNorth10.40 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 4, 2013 at 02:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 12' South, Longitude: 30° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.90 meters/second, 1612.4 km/hour, 1001.9 miles/hour or 870.6 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' 18.5"1001.80 miWest0° 11' 34.8"13.26 miSouth1001.76 mi
24 hours11° 43' 17.6"808.62 miEast4° 33' 04.6"312.75 miSouth864.01 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Alice SpringsFri 12:28 PM311 km193 miles168 nmWest-southwest WSW
Tennant CreekFri 12:28 PM429 km267 miles232 nmNorthwest NW
CairnsFri 12:58 PM1144 km711 miles618 nmEast-northeast ENE
EuclaFri 11:43 AM1260 km783 miles680 nmSouthwest SW
DarwinFri 12:28 PM1294 km804 miles699 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Adelaide *Fri 1:28 PM1366 km849 miles738 nmSouth S
BrisbaneFri 12:58 PM1725 km1072 miles932 nmEast-southeast ESE
Canberra *Fri 1:58 PM1841 km1144 miles994 nmSoutheast SE
Port MoresbyFri 12:58 PM1843 km1145 miles995 nmNortheast NE
Melbourne *Fri 1:58 PM1851 km1150 miles999 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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