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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 = Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 3:56:00 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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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 03:56:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 37' South, Longitude: 124° 19' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.15 meters/second, 1591.7 km/hour, 989.1 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"16.48 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miNorth16.48 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.9"988.79 miWest0° 00' 41.1"0.79 miNorth988.82 mi
24 hours0° 02' 17.4"2.52 miEast0° 16' 38.3"19.07 miNorth19.24 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 30, 2013 at 03:56:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 30' North, Longitude: 23° 49' 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' 58.0"1004.90 miWest0° 11' 30.7"13.18 miSouth1005.03 mi
24 hours11° 18' 18.0"781.71 miEast4° 38' 05.6"318.46 miSouth844.07 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BroomeWed 11:56 AM224 km139 miles121 nmWest W
KupangWed 11:56 AM830 km515 miles448 nmNorth N
DarwinWed 1:26 PM904 km562 miles488 nmNortheast NE
SuaiWed 12:56 PM925 km575 miles499 nmNorth N
SameWed 12:56 PM965 km599 miles521 nmNorth N
DiliWed 12:56 PM1012 km629 miles547 nmNorth N
EndeWed 11:56 AM1014 km630 miles547 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Alice SpringsWed 1:26 PM1201 km747 miles649 nmSoutheast SE
DenpasarWed 11:56 AM1399 km869 miles755 nmNorthwest NW
MakassarWed 11:56 AM1481 km920 miles800 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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