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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 3:08:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, January 4, 2013 at 03:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 43' South, Longitude: 134° 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"15.96 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 miNorth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.0"956.90 miWest0° 00' 15.9"0.30 miNorth956.91 mi
24 hours0° 06' 44.6"7.18 miEast0° 06' 34.0"7.53 miNorth10.41 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 4, 2013 at 03:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 4° 14' South, Longitude: 28° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.88 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' 18.0"1001.75 miWest0° 11' 34.7"13.26 miSouth1001.71 mi
24 hours11° 43' 31.2"808.85 miEast4° 32' 59.5"312.65 miSouth864.17 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 12:38 PM116 km72 miles63 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Tennant CreekFri 12:38 PM339 km211 miles183 nmNorth N
EuclaFri 11:53 AM1125 km699 miles608 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DarwinFri 12:38 PM1189 km739 miles642 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CairnsFri 1:08 PM1368 km850 miles739 nmEast-northeast ENE
Adelaide *Fri 1:38 PM1420 km882 miles767 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DiliFri 12:08 PM1818 km1130 miles982 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Melbourne *Fri 2:08 PM1964 km1221 miles1061 nmSouth-southeast SSE
BrisbaneFri 1:08 PM1966 km1222 miles1062 nmEast-southeast ESE
Canberra *Fri 2:08 PM2008 km1248 miles1084 nmSoutheast SE

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