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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

UTC time = Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 1:44:00 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).

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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 01:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 38' South, Longitude: 156° 04' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.23 meters/second, 1552.4 km/hour, 964.6 miles/hour or 838.2 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.08 miWest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 miNorth16.08 mi
1 hour14° 59' 45.5"964.26 miWest0° 00' 24.4"0.47 miNorth964.28 mi
24 hours0° 05' 43.2"6.13 miEast0° 10' 01.0"11.49 miNorth13.02 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 01:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 40' South, Longitude: 158° 52' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.05 meters/second, 1537.4 km/hour, 955.3 miles/hour or 830.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.6"15.92 miWest0° 00' 08.2"0.16 miNorth15.92 mi
1 hour14° 24' 42.3"955.08 miWest0° 08' 14.6"9.45 miNorth955.46 mi
24 hours13° 44' 09.0"910.30 miEast3° 44' 12.4"256.91 miNorth953.74 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BrisbaneSat 11:44 AM716 km445 miles386 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NoumeaSat 12:44 PM1074 km667 miles580 nmEast E
CairnsSat 11:44 AM1200 km746 miles648 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port VilaSat 12:44 PM1354 km842 miles731 nmEast-northeast ENE
HoniaraSat 12:44 PM1413 km878 miles763 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Sydney *Sat 12:44 PM1436 km893 miles776 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port MoresbySat 11:44 AM1649 km1025 miles891 nmNorthwest NW
Canberra *Sat 12:44 PM1657 km1029 miles894 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Melbourne *Sat 12:44 PM2086 km1296 miles1127 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Adelaide *Sat 12:14 PM2253 km1400 miles1216 nmSouthwest SW

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