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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 02:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 43' South
Longitude: 136° 27' 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"956.96 miwest0° 00' 15.9"0.30 minorth956.97 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 these coordinates:
Latitude: 4° 12' South
Longitude: 30° 35' 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"1001.86 miwest0° 11' 34.8"13.26 misouth1001.82 mi
24 hours11° 43' 19.1"808.70 mieast4° 33' 04.2"312.76 misouth864.09 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 PM286 km178 miles154 nmWest-southwest WSW
Tennant CreekFri 12:28 PM412 km256 miles222 nmNorthwest NW
CairnsFri 12:58 PM1168 km726 miles631 nmEast-northeast ENE
EuclaFri 11:43 AM1243 km773 miles671 nmSouthwest SW
DarwinFri 12:28 PM1280 km795 miles691 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Adelaide *Fri 1:28 PM1371 km852 miles740 nmSouth S
BrisbaneFri 12:58 PM1752 km1089 miles946 nmEast-southeast ESE
Canberra *Fri 1:58 PM1859 km1155 miles1004 nmSoutheast SE
Port MoresbyFri 12:58 PM1862 km1157 miles1005 nmNortheast NE
Melbourne *Fri 1:58 PM1862 km1157 miles1005 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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