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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 Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 02:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 55' South, Longitude: 141° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.44 meters/second, 1589.2 km/hour, 987.5 miles/hour or 858.1 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.46 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.46 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.4"987.21 miwest0° 00' 40.3"0.77 minorth987.24 mi
24 hours0° 02' 30.0"2.74 mieast0° 16' 18.5"18.69 minorth18.89 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, January 29, 2013 at 02:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 6° 13' North, Longitude: 18° 01' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.88 meters/second, 1608.8 km/hour, 999.6 miles/hour or 868.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.66 miwest0° 00' 10.8"0.21 misouth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 32' 08.0"999.53 miwest0° 10' 53.8"12.48 misouth999.78 mi
24 hours11° 09' 48.0"767.65 mieast4° 29' 22.9"308.49 misouth829.62 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NormantonTue 12:46 PM79 km49 miles42 nmWest-northwest WNW
CairnsTue 12:46 PM439 km273 miles237 nmEast-northeast ENE
Tennant CreekTue 12:16 PM822 km511 miles444 nmWest-southwest WSW
Alice SpringsTue 12:16 PM1043 km648 miles563 nmSouthwest SW
Port MoresbyTue 12:46 PM1104 km686 miles596 nmNorth-northeast NNE
DarwinTue 12:16 PM1320 km820 miles713 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrisbaneTue 12:46 PM1566 km973 miles845 nmSoutheast SE
JayapuraTue 11:46 AM1704 km1059 miles920 nmNorth N
Adelaide *Tue 1:16 PM1912 km1188 miles1033 nmSouth S
Sydney *Tue 1:46 PM2002 km1244 miles1081 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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