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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 Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 02:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 20' South, Longitude: 144° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 451.41 meters/second, 1625.1 km/hour, 1009.8 miles/hour or 877.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.83 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 minorth16.83 mi
1 hour15° 00' 00.8"1009.70 miwest0° 00' 50.5"0.96 minorth1009.73 mi
24 hours0° 00' 26.3"0.49 miwest0° 20' 18.6"23.27 minorth23.28 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, February 13, 2013 at 02:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 3° 43' North, Longitude: 176° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 448.17 meters/second, 1613.4 km/hour, 1002.5 miles/hour or 871.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.3"16.71 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.71 mi
1 hour14° 31' 21.9"1002.51 miwest0° 11' 27.9"13.13 minorth1002.49 mi
24 hours348° 38' 15.3"784.36 miwest4° 24' 13.0"302.62 minorth838.17 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 PM411 km256 miles222 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port MoresbyWed 12:34 PM504 km313 miles272 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LaeWed 12:34 PM769 km478 miles415 nmNorth-northeast NNE
JayapuraWed 11:34 AM1275 km792 miles689 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DarwinWed 12:04 PM1515 km941 miles818 nmWest W
Alice SpringsWed 12:04 PM1624 km1009 miles877 nmSouthwest SW
HoniaraWed 1:34 PM1712 km1064 miles924 nmEast-northeast ENE
BrisbaneWed 12:34 PM1785 km1109 miles964 nmSouth-southeast SSE
ManokwariWed 11:34 AM1816 km1128 miles980 nmNorthwest NW
DiliWed 11:34 AM2163 km1344 miles1168 nmWest-northwest WNW
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