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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 04:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 21° 37' South, Longitude: 114° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.29 meters/second, 1552.6 km/hour, 964.8 miles/hour or 838.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.08 miwest0° 00' 00.4"0.01 minorth16.08 mi
1 hour14° 59' 45.6"964.45 miwest0° 00' 24.6"0.47 minorth964.48 mi
24 hours0° 05' 42.2"6.12 mieast0° 10' 03.9"11.54 minorth13.06 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 12, 2013 at 04:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 16' South, Longitude: 118° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.01 meters/second, 1540.8 km/hour, 957.4 miles/hour or 832.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.8"15.96 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 minorth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 24' 55.7"957.30 miwest0° 08' 32.4"9.79 minorth957.69 mi
24 hours13° 38' 30.8"905.94 mieast3° 50' 02.2"263.61 minorth951.32 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
PerthSat 12:30 PM1156 km718 miles624 nmSouth S
DenpasarSat 12:30 PM1437 km893 miles776 nmNorth N
MalangSat 11:30 AM1518 km943 miles820 nmNorth N
SurabayaSat 11:30 AM1597 km992 miles862 nmNorth N
BandungSat 11:30 AM1778 km1105 miles960 nmNorth-northwest NNW
EuclaSat 1:15 PM1828 km1136 miles987 nmSoutheast SE
DiliSat 1:30 PM1885 km1171 miles1018 nmNortheast NE
JakartaSat 11:30 AM1892 km1176 miles1022 nmNorth-northwest NNW
MakassarSat 12:30 PM1905 km1184 miles1029 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Alice SpringsSat 2:00 PM2023 km1257 miles1092 nmEast E
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