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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 Monday, January 7, 2013 at 03:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 21' South
Longitude: 127° 47' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.05 meters/second, 1544.6 km/hour, 959.8 miles/hour or 834.0 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.00 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 minorth16.00 mi
1 hour14° 59' 43.7"959.43 miwest0° 00' 19.1"0.37 minorth959.45 mi
24 hours0° 06' 24.4"6.84 mieast0° 07' 54.5"9.07 minorth11.36 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 7, 2013 at 03:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 16° 39' South
Longitude: 59° 09' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.76 meters/second, 1539.9 km/hour, 956.9 miles/hour or 831.5 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.9"15.95 miwest0° 00' 07.9"0.15 misouth15.95 mi
1 hour14° 25' 59.8"956.64 miwest0° 07' 51.8"9.01 misouth956.35 mi
24 hours13° 59' 17.8"927.15 mieast2° 38' 36.9"181.82 misouth938.20 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Alice SpringsMon 1:04 PM641 km399 miles346 nmEast-southeast ESE
Tennant CreekMon 1:04 PM731 km454 miles395 nmEast-northeast ENE
EuclaMon 12:19 PM1039 km645 miles561 nmSouth S
DarwinMon 1:04 PM1142 km710 miles617 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DiliMon 12:34 PM1545 km960 miles834 nmNorth N
PerthMon 11:34 AM1588 km987 miles857 nmSouthwest SW
Adelaide *Mon 2:04 PM1747 km1086 miles944 nmSoutheast SE
CairnsMon 1:34 PM1979 km1230 miles1069 nmEast-northeast ENE
DenpasarMon 11:34 AM2024 km1257 miles1093 nmNorthwest NW
MakassarMon 11:34 AM2107 km1309 miles1138 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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