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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 Monday, January 28, 2013 at 03:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 10' South, Longitude: 126° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 440.80 meters/second, 1586.9 km/hour, 986.0 miles/hour or 856.8 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.43 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.43 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.0"985.77 miwest0° 00' 39.5"0.76 minorth985.80 mi
24 hours0° 02' 41.5"2.95 mieast0° 16' 00.1"18.34 minorth18.58 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, January 28, 2013 at 03:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 12' North, Longitude: 43° 44' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.36 meters/second, 1592.5 km/hour, 989.5 miles/hour or 859.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.49 miwest0° 00' 09.8"0.19 misouth16.49 mi
1 hour14° 31' 59.0"989.38 miwest0° 09' 52.9"11.32 misouth989.70 mi
24 hours11° 10' 08.5"760.39 mieast4° 10' 08.5"286.50 misouth816.59 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Halls CreekMon 11:46 AM99 km62 miles54 nmEast E
DarwinMon 1:16 PM770 km478 miles416 nmNortheast NE
Tennant CreekMon 1:16 PM803 km499 miles433 nmEast-southeast ESE
KupangMon 11:46 AM948 km589 miles512 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Alice SpringsMon 1:16 PM962 km598 miles519 nmSoutheast SE
SuaiMon 12:46 PM992 km616 miles536 nmNorth N
DiliMon 12:46 PM1070 km665 miles578 nmNorth N
EuclaMon 12:31 PM1512 km940 miles817 nmSouth S
DenpasarMon 11:46 AM1628 km1012 miles879 nmNorthwest NW
MakassarMon 11:46 AM1646 km1023 miles889 nmNorth-northwest NNW
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