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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 Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 02:58:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 36' South
Longitude: 136° 33' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.29 meters/second, 1541.9 km/hour, 958.1 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"957.73 miwest0° 00' 17.0"0.32 minorth957.74 mi
24 hours0° 06' 38.4"7.07 mieast0° 07' 00.7"8.04 minorth10.71 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 02:58:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 8° 45' South
Longitude: 42° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.21 meters/second, 1595.6 km/hour, 991.4 miles/hour or 861.5 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.9"16.52 miwest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 misouth16.52 mi
1 hour14° 29' 56.5"991.32 miwest0° 11' 03.2"12.66 misouth991.15 mi
24 hours12° 21' 32.2"845.01 mieast4° 13' 02.1"289.88 misouth888.10 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Alice SpringsSat 12:28 PM301 km187 miles163 nmWest-southwest WSW
CairnsSat 12:58 PM1152 km716 miles622 nmEast-northeast ENE
EuclaSat 11:43 AM1260 km783 miles680 nmSouthwest SW
DarwinSat 12:28 PM1275 km792 miles688 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Adelaide *Sat 1:28 PM1381 km858 miles746 nmSouth S
BrisbaneSat 12:58 PM1746 km1085 miles943 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port MoresbySat 12:58 PM1845 km1146 miles996 nmNortheast NE
Canberra *Sat 1:58 PM1861 km1157 miles1005 nmSoutheast SE
Melbourne *Sat 1:58 PM1869 km1161 miles1009 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Sydney *Sat 1:58 PM1900 km1181 miles1026 nmSoutheast SE
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