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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 Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 01:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 38' South, Longitude: 155° 47' 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"964.33 miwest0° 00' 24.4"0.47 minorth964.35 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° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.06 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' 42.5"955.16 miwest0° 08' 14.8"9.45 minorth955.55 mi
24 hours13° 44' 06.8"910.33 mieast3° 44' 14.7"256.98 minorth953.79 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 AM704 km437 miles380 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NoumeaSat 12:44 PM1104 km686 miles596 nmEast E
CairnsSat 11:44 AM1174 km729 miles634 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port VilaSat 12:44 PM1383 km859 miles747 nmEast-northeast ENE
HoniaraSat 12:44 PM1422 km884 miles768 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Sydney *Sat 12:44 PM1428 km887 miles771 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port MoresbySat 11:44 AM1632 km1014 miles881 nmNorthwest NW
Canberra *Sat 12:44 PM1646 km1023 miles889 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Melbourne *Sat 12:44 PM2073 km1288 miles1119 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Adelaide *Sat 12:14 PM2233 km1387 miles1206 nmSouthwest SW
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