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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 Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 03:46:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 38' South, Longitude: 126° 32' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.14 meters/second, 1591.7 km/hour, 989.0 miles/hour or 859.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.49 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.49 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.9"988.85 miwest0° 00' 41.1"0.79 minorth988.88 mi
24 hours0° 02' 17.5"2.52 mieast0° 16' 38.2"19.07 minorth19.24 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 03:46:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 32' North, Longitude: 21° 40' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.27 meters/second, 1617.4 km/hour, 1005.0 miles/hour or 873.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.0"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 58.1"1004.96 miwest0° 11' 30.6"13.18 misouth1005.09 mi
24 hours11° 18' 13.2"781.66 mieast4° 38' 05.1"318.47 misouth844.04 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Halls CreekWed 11:46 AM137 km85 miles74 nmEast-southeast ESE
DarwinWed 1:16 PM735 km457 miles397 nmNortheast NE
Tennant CreekWed 1:16 PM838 km520 miles452 nmEast-southeast ESE
KupangWed 11:46 AM885 km550 miles478 nmNorth-northwest NNW
SuaiWed 12:46 PM930 km578 miles502 nmNorth N
SameWed 12:46 PM959 km596 miles518 nmNorth N
DiliWed 12:46 PM1009 km627 miles545 nmNorth N
BaucauWed 12:46 PM1014 km630 miles547 nmNorth N
Alice SpringsWed 1:16 PM1017 km632 miles549 nmSoutheast SE
EuclaWed 12:31 PM1574 km978 miles850 nmSouth S
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