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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 Friday, January 11, 2013 at 04:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 47' South, Longitude: 116° 59' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 430.80 meters/second, 1550.9 km/hour, 963.7 miles/hour or 837.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.06 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 minorth16.06 mi
1 hour14° 59' 45.1"963.30 miwest0° 00' 23.5"0.45 minorth963.32 mi
24 hours0° 05' 51.4"6.27 mieast0° 09' 38.5"11.06 minorth12.72 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 11, 2013 at 04:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 19° 08' South, Longitude: 106° 60' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 420.46 meters/second, 1513.7 km/hour, 940.5 miles/hour or 817.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.2"15.68 miwest0° 00' 05.5"0.11 minorth15.68 mi
1 hour14° 23' 14.0"940.29 miwest0° 05' 37.3"6.44 minorth940.58 mi
24 hours14° 24' 15.4"941.40 mieast2° 49' 49.2"194.65 minorth968.80 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
KarrathaFri 12:20 PM117 km72 miles63 nmNorth N
Port HedlandFri 12:20 PM232 km144 miles126 nmNortheast NE
PerthFri 12:20 PM1133 km704 miles612 nmSouth S
DenpasarFri 12:20 PM1463 km909 miles790 nmNorth N
MalangFri 11:20 AM1593 km990 miles860 nmNorth-northwest NNW
EuclaFri 1:05 PM1613 km1002 miles871 nmSoutheast SE
SurabayaFri 11:20 AM1669 km1037 miles901 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DiliFri 1:20 PM1729 km1075 miles934 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Alice SpringsFri 1:50 PM1747 km1085 miles943 nmEast E
DarwinFri 1:50 PM1798 km1117 miles971 nmEast-northeast ENE
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