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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, February 2, 2013 at 2:34:00 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 Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 02:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 48' South, Longitude: 144° 55' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.14 meters/second, 1598.9 km/hour, 993.5 miles/hour or 863.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.56 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miNorth16.56 mi
1 hour14° 59' 55.4"993.26 miWest0° 00' 43.4"0.83 miNorth993.30 mi
24 hours0° 01' 42.2"1.88 miEast0° 17' 31.5"20.09 miNorth20.17 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, February 2, 2013 at 02:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 42' South, Longitude: 30° 58' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 438.74 meters/second, 1579.5 km/hour, 981.4 miles/hour or 852.8 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 29.1"16.36 miWest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 miSouth16.36 mi
1 hour14° 29' 09.7"981.22 miWest0° 10' 03.3"11.52 miSouth980.99 mi
24 hours12° 38' 22.9"856.18 miEast3° 42' 53.7"255.38 miSouth887.37 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsSat 12:34 PM92 km57 miles50 nmEast E
Port MoresbySat 12:34 PM849 km527 miles458 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Alice SpringsSat 12:04 PM1383 km859 miles747 nmSouthwest SW
BrisbaneSat 12:34 PM1447 km899 miles781 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DarwinSat 12:04 PM1590 km988 miles859 nmWest-northwest WNW
JayapuraSat 11:34 AM1643 km1021 miles887 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HoniaraSat 1:34 PM1821 km1131 miles983 nmEast-northeast ENE
Sydney *Sat 1:34 PM1993 km1238 miles1076 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Canberra *Sat 1:34 PM2091 km1299 miles1129 nmSouth S
Adelaide *Sat 1:04 PM2105 km1308 miles1137 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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