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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

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 01:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 36' South, Longitude: 164° 03' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.27 meters/second, 1541.8 km/hour, 958.0 miles/hour or 832.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.97 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 minorth15.97 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.1"957.67 miwest0° 00' 16.9"0.32 minorth957.68 mi
24 hours0° 06' 38.8"7.08 mieast0° 06' 58.7"8.00 minorth10.69 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 01:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 25' South, Longitude: 68° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.66 meters/second, 1597.2 km/hour, 992.4 miles/hour or 862.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.0"16.54 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 misouth16.54 mi
1 hour14° 30' 03.8"992.34 miwest0° 11' 06.9"12.73 misouth992.18 mi
24 hours12° 18' 14.7"842.01 mieast4° 15' 08.1"292.28 misouth886.20 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NoumeaSat 12:08 PM250 km155 miles135 nmEast E
Port VilaSat 12:08 PM700 km435 miles378 nmNortheast NE
KingstonSat 12:38 PM814 km506 miles440 nmSouth-southeast SSE
LuganvilleSat 12:08 PM851 km529 miles460 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BrisbaneSat 11:08 AM1235 km768 miles667 nmWest-southwest WSW
HoniaraSat 12:08 PM1522 km946 miles822 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Suva *Sat 2:08 PM1580 km981 miles853 nmEast-northeast ENE
Sydney *Sat 12:08 PM1770 km1100 miles956 nmSouthwest SW
Auckland *Sat 2:08 PM1885 km1171 miles1018 nmSouth-southeast SSE
CairnsSat 11:08 AM2014 km1251 miles1087 nmWest-northwest WNW
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