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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 = Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 1:52:00 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 Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 01:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 44' South, Longitude: 154° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 433.88 meters/second, 1562.0 km/hour, 970.6 miles/hour or 843.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.18 miWest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 miNorth16.18 mi
1 hour14° 59' 47.6"970.21 miWest0° 00' 29.6"0.57 miNorth970.23 mi
24 hours0° 04' 52.0"5.25 miEast0° 12' 02.3"13.80 miNorth14.77 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 01:52:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 5° 35' North, Longitude: 141° 22' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.44 meters/second, 1610.8 km/hour, 1000.9 miles/hour or 869.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.2"16.68 miWest0° 00' 11.0"0.21 miNorth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 32' 15.3"1000.81 miWest0° 10' 58.6"12.57 miNorth1000.73 mi
24 hours11° 02' 04.6"759.67 miEast4° 10' 55.3"287.39 miNorth809.05 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BrisbaneThu 11:52 AM761 km473 miles411 nmSouth S
CairnsThu 11:52 AM1013 km629 miles547 nmWest-northwest WNW
NoumeaThu 12:52 PM1247 km775 miles674 nmEast E
HoniaraThu 12:52 PM1380 km858 miles745 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port MoresbyThu 11:52 AM1475 km917 miles796 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Port VilaThu 12:52 PM1488 km925 miles803 nmEast E
Sydney *Thu 12:52 PM1491 km927 miles805 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Canberra *Thu 12:52 PM1696 km1054 miles916 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Melbourne *Thu 12:52 PM2105 km1308 miles1137 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Alice SpringsThu 11:22 AM2150 km1336 miles1161 nmWest-southwest WSW

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