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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 Friday, January 18, 2013 at 01:36:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 32' South, Longitude: 158° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.44 meters/second, 1564.0 km/hour, 971.8 miles/hour or 844.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.20 miwest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 minorth16.20 mi
1 hour14° 59' 48.0"971.48 miwest0° 00' 30.6"0.58 minorth971.51 mi
24 hours0° 04' 41.1"5.06 mieast0° 12' 25.3"14.24 minorth15.12 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 18, 2013 at 01:36:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 9° 43' North, Longitude: 126° 28' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.28 meters/second, 1595.8 km/hour, 991.6 miles/hour or 861.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.53 miwest0° 00' 09.8"0.19 minorth16.53 mi
1 hour14° 32' 30.9"991.45 miwest0° 09' 50.6"11.28 minorth991.27 mi
24 hours11° 00' 09.5"750.17 mieast3° 40' 04.1"252.11 minorth787.02 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NoumeaFri 12:36 PM837 km520 miles452 nmEast-southeast ESE
BrisbaneFri 11:36 AM954 km593 miles515 nmSouthwest SW
Port VilaFri 12:36 PM1069 km664 miles577 nmEast-northeast ENE
HoniaraFri 12:36 PM1237 km769 miles668 nmNorth N
CairnsFri 11:36 AM1409 km876 miles761 nmWest-northwest WNW
Sydney *Fri 12:36 PM1647 km1023 miles889 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port MoresbyFri 11:36 AM1733 km1077 miles936 nmNorthwest NW
Canberra *Fri 12:36 PM1879 km1167 miles1014 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Suva *Fri 2:36 PM2100 km1305 miles1134 nmEast E
Melbourne *Fri 12:36 PM2323 km1444 miles1255 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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