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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Saturday, January 5, 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 03:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 36' South, Longitude: 134° 20' East

The ground speed is currently 428.30 meters/second, 1541.9 kilometres/hour, 958.1 miles/hour or 832.5 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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"957.66 miWest0° 00' 17.0"0.33 miNorth957.68 mi
24 hours0° 06' 38.3"7.07 miEast0° 07' 01.0"8.05 miNorth10.71 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 03:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 47' South, Longitude: 40° 10' East

The ground speed is currently 443.17 meters/second, 1595.4 kilometres/hour, 991.3 miles/hour or 861.5 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon 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' 55.9"991.17 miWest0° 11' 02.8"12.65 miSouth991.00 mi
24 hours12° 21' 48.2"845.20 miEast4° 12' 51.8"289.66 miSouth888.19 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Alice SpringsSat 12:38 PM130 km81 miles70 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Tennant CreekSat 12:38 PM327 km203 miles177 nmNorth N
EuclaSat 11:53 AM1141 km709 miles616 nmSouth-southwest SSW
DarwinSat 12:38 PM1181 km734 miles638 nmNorth-northwest NNW
CairnsSat 1:08 PM1353 km841 miles730 nmEast-northeast ENE
Adelaide *Sat 1:38 PM1428 km887 miles771 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DiliSat 12:08 PM1814 km1127 miles980 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrisbaneSat 1:08 PM1959 km1217 miles1058 nmEast-southeast ESE
Melbourne *Sat 2:08 PM1969 km1224 miles1063 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port MoresbySat 1:08 PM1999 km1242 miles1080 nmNortheast NE

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