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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 Thursday, January 17, 2013 at 01:52:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 44' South, Longitude: 154° 14' 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"970.27 miwest0° 00' 29.6"0.57 minorth970.30 mi
24 hours0° 04' 52.0"5.25 mieast0° 12' 02.3"13.81 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° 39' 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"1000.87 miwest0° 10' 58.5"12.57 minorth1000.79 mi
24 hours11° 02' 04.4"759.71 mieast4° 10' 53.9"287.39 minorth809.09 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 AM756 km470 miles408 nmSouth S
CairnsThu 11:52 AM986 km613 miles532 nmWest-northwest WNW
NoumeaThu 12:52 PM1277 km793 miles689 nmEast E
HoniaraThu 12:52 PM1393 km866 miles752 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port MoresbyThu 11:52 AM1459 km907 miles788 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Sydney *Thu 12:52 PM1485 km923 miles802 nmSouth S
Port VilaThu 12:52 PM1517 km943 miles819 nmEast E
Canberra *Thu 12:52 PM1688 km1049 miles911 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Melbourne *Thu 12:52 PM2094 km1301 miles1131 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Alice SpringsThu 11:22 AM2124 km1320 miles1147 nmWest-southwest WSW
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