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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 02:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 30' South, Longitude: 144° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.81 meters/second, 1601.3 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 minorth994.82 mi
24 hours0° 01' 30.2"1.66 mieast0° 17' 48.9"20.42 minorth20.48 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, February 3, 2013 at 02:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 25' South, Longitude: 43° 37' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 431.16 meters/second, 1552.2 km/hour, 964.5 miles/hour or 838.1 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.5"16.07 miwest0° 00' 08.4"0.16 misouth16.07 mi
1 hour14° 27' 32.4"964.21 miwest0° 08' 20.0"9.55 misouth963.94 mi
24 hours13° 18' 18.8"887.29 mieast2° 53' 54.3"199.31 misouth902.99 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsSun 12:34 PM100 km62 miles54 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port MoresbySun 12:34 PM817 km508 miles441 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Alice SpringsSun 12:04 PM1406 km873 miles759 nmSouthwest SW
BrisbaneSun 12:34 PM1472 km915 miles795 nmSouth-southeast SSE
DarwinSun 12:04 PM1585 km985 miles856 nmWest-northwest WNW
JayapuraSun 11:34 AM1613 km1002 miles871 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HoniaraSun 1:34 PM1805 km1122 miles975 nmEast-northeast ENE
Sydney *Sun 1:34 PM2023 km1257 miles1092 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ManokwariSun 11:34 AM2102 km1306 miles1135 nmNorthwest NW
Canberra *Sun 1:34 PM2122 km1318 miles1146 nmSouth S
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