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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 Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 02:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 29' South, Longitude: 142° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.65 meters/second, 1543.1 km/hour, 958.9 miles/hour or 833.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.98 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 minorth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.5"958.53 miwest0° 00' 18.0"0.35 minorth958.55 mi
24 hours0° 06' 31.9"6.96 mieast0° 07' 26.9"8.54 minorth11.02 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, January 6, 2013 at 02:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 54' South, Longitude: 60° 27' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.25 meters/second, 1570.5 km/hour, 975.9 miles/hour or 848.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 28.1"16.26 miwest0° 00' 09.8"0.19 misouth16.27 mi
1 hour14° 28' 09.4"975.68 miwest0° 09' 53.5"11.33 misouth975.43 mi
24 hours13° 07' 50.4"885.44 mieast3° 36' 45.9"248.40 misouth912.89 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LongreachSun 12:34 PM194 km120 miles105 nmEast-southeast ESE
CairnsSun 12:34 PM697 km433 miles376 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Alice SpringsSun 12:04 PM911 km566 miles492 nmWest W
Tennant CreekSun 12:04 PM935 km581 miles505 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrisbaneSun 12:34 PM1182 km734 miles638 nmEast-southeast ESE
Adelaide *Sun 1:04 PM1435 km892 miles775 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Sydney *Sun 1:34 PM1513 km940 miles817 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port MoresbySun 12:34 PM1521 km945 miles821 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Canberra *Sun 1:34 PM1551 km964 miles838 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DarwinSun 12:04 PM1674 km1040 miles904 nmNorthwest NW
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