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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 02:18:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 36' South, Longitude: 146° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.28 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' 43.2"957.64 miwest0° 00' 17.0"0.32 minorth957.65 mi
24 hours0° 06' 38.5"7.07 mieast0° 07' 00.0"8.03 minorth10.70 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 02:18:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 37' South, Longitude: 52° 15' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.38 meters/second, 1596.2 km/hour, 991.8 miles/hour or 861.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.9"16.53 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 misouth16.53 mi
1 hour14° 29' 59.2"991.64 miwest0° 11' 04.6"12.69 misouth991.47 mi
24 hours12° 20' 17.9"843.83 mieast4° 13' 49.9"290.77 misouth887.33 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsSat 12:18 PM639 km397 miles345 nmNorth N
BrisbaneSat 12:18 PM825 km513 miles445 nmSoutheast SE
Sydney *Sat 1:18 PM1319 km820 miles712 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Alice SpringsSat 11:48 AM1333 km828 miles720 nmWest W
Canberra *Sat 1:18 PM1423 km884 miles768 nmSouth S
Port MoresbySat 12:18 PM1456 km905 miles786 nmNorth N
Adelaide *Sat 12:48 PM1584 km984 miles855 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Melbourne *Sat 1:18 PM1696 km1054 miles916 nmSouth S
HoniaraSat 1:18 PM2021 km1256 miles1091 nmNortheast NE
DarwinSat 11:48 AM2032 km1263 miles1097 nmWest-northwest WNW
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