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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 Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 01:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 31' South, Longitude: 159° 40' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.79 meters/second, 1601.2 km/hour, 995.0 miles/hour or 864.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.58 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.58 mi
1 hour14° 59' 55.9"994.79 miwest0° 00' 44.1"0.84 minorth994.83 mi
24 hours0° 01' 30.6"1.67 mieast0° 17' 48.2"20.40 minorth20.47 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 01:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 17' South, Longitude: 57° 48' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.48 meters/second, 1553.3 km/hour, 965.2 miles/hour or 838.7 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.5"16.09 miwest0° 00' 08.5"0.16 misouth16.09 mi
1 hour14° 27' 36.7"964.99 miwest0° 08' 25.0"9.65 misouth964.72 mi
24 hours13° 16' 40.8"886.12 mieast2° 56' 13.1"201.98 misouth902.41 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HoniaraSun 12:34 PM784 km487 miles423 nmNorth N
LuganvilleSun 12:34 PM811 km504 miles438 nmEast E
Port VilaSun 12:34 PM930 km578 miles502 nmEast E
NoumeaSun 12:34 PM955 km593 miles516 nmSoutheast SE
GizoSun 12:34 PM980 km609 miles529 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrisbaneSun 11:34 AM1393 km866 miles752 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CairnsSun 11:34 AM1482 km921 miles800 nmWest W
Port MoresbySun 11:34 AM1562 km971 miles844 nmWest-northwest WNW
YarenSun 1:34 PM1938 km1204 miles1047 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SuvaSun 1:34 PM2001 km1243 miles1080 nmEast E
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