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Day and Night World Map

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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, February 6, 2013 at 02:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 36' South
Longitude: 144° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.84 meters/second, 1608.6 km/hour, 999.5 miles/hour or 868.6 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.66 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 minorth16.66 mi
1 hour14° 59' 57.4"999.41 miwest0° 00' 46.2"0.88 minorth999.44 mi
24 hours0° 00' 54.7"1.01 mieast0° 18' 38.3"21.36 minorth21.38 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, February 6, 2013 at 02:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 20° 42' South
Longitude: 84° 56' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 416.63 meters/second, 1499.9 km/hour, 932.0 miles/hour or 809.9 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.7"15.53 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 minorth15.53 mi
1 hour14° 23' 48.4"931.72 miwest0° 00' 22.7"0.44 minorth931.74 mi
24 hours14° 28' 46.1"937.06 mieast0° 48' 38.5"55.77 minorth941.18 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsWed 12:34 PM184 km114 miles99 nmSoutheast SE
Port MoresbyWed 12:34 PM730 km454 miles394 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LaeWed 12:34 PM1011 km628 miles546 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Alice SpringsWed 12:04 PM1449 km901 miles783 nmSouthwest SW
JayapuraWed 11:34 AM1510 km939 miles816 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DarwinWed 12:04 PM1540 km957 miles831 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrisbaneWed 12:34 PM1569 km975 miles847 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HoniaraWed 1:34 PM1788 km1111 miles966 nmEast-northeast ENE
ManokwariWed 11:34 AM2007 km1247 miles1084 nmNorthwest NW
Sydney *Wed 1:34 PM2125 km1321 miles1148 nmSouth-southeast SSE
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