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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 = Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 1:46:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 01:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 20° 20' South, Longitude: 156° 10' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.03 meters/second, 1566.1 km/hour, 973.1 miles/hour or 845.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.22 miWest0° 00' 00.5"0.01 miNorth16.22 mi
1 hour14° 59' 48.4"972.80 miWest0° 00' 31.6"0.60 miNorth972.83 mi
24 hours0° 04' 29.7"4.86 miEast0° 12' 48.4"14.68 miNorth15.47 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 19, 2013 at 01:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 25' North, Longitude: 117° 53' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 437.45 meters/second, 1574.8 km/hour, 978.6 miles/hour or 850.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.31 miWest0° 00' 08.4"0.16 miNorth16.31 mi
1 hour14° 32' 24.8"978.36 miWest0° 08' 22.5"9.60 miNorth978.12 mi
24 hours11° 05' 46.2"746.67 miEast3° 01' 44.3"208.25 miNorth770.30 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BrisbaneSat 11:46 AM854 km530 miles461 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NoumeaSat 12:46 PM1087 km675 miles587 nmEast-southeast ESE
CairnsSat 11:46 AM1160 km721 miles626 nmWest-northwest WNW
HoniaraSat 12:46 PM1272 km790 miles687 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port VilaSat 12:46 PM1310 km814 miles707 nmEast E
Port MoresbySat 11:46 AM1542 km958 miles833 nmNorthwest NW
Sydney *Sat 12:46 PM1578 km981 miles852 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Canberra *Sat 12:46 PM1795 km1116 miles969 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Melbourne *Sat 12:46 PM2220 km1380 miles1199 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Alice SpringsSat 11:16 AM2329 km1447 miles1258 nmWest-southwest WSW

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