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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 Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 01:54:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 07' South, Longitude: 147° 25' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.94 meters/second, 1619.8 km/hour, 1006.5 miles/hour or 874.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.77 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.02 misouth16.77 mi
1 hour15° 00' 01.4"1006.30 miwest0° 00' 48.5"0.93 misouth1006.27 mi
24 hours0° 00' 30.0"0.56 miwest0° 19' 19.6"22.15 misouth22.15 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, October 31, 2013 at 01:54:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 05' South, Longitude: 105° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.30 meters/second, 1617.5 km/hour, 1005.1 miles/hour or 873.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.8"16.75 miwest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 52.4"1004.96 miwest0° 10' 48.9"12.39 misouth1005.00 mi
24 hours11° 28' 00.2"793.02 mieast4° 19' 47.3"297.50 misouth845.76 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsThu 11:54 AM357 km222 miles193 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port MoresbyThu 11:54 AM516 km321 miles279 nmNorth N
LaeThu 11:54 AM817 km508 miles441 nmNorth N
HoniaraThu 12:54 PM1461 km908 miles789 nmEast-northeast ENE
JayapuraThu 10:54 AM1477 km918 miles798 nmNorth-northwest NNW
BrisbaneThu 11:54 AM1589 km988 miles858 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Alice SpringsThu 11:24 AM1776 km1104 miles959 nmSouthwest SW
DarwinThu 11:24 AM1804 km1121 miles974 nmWest W
ManokwariThu 10:54 AM2075 km1290 miles1121 nmNorthwest NW
Sydney *Thu 12:54 PM2221 km1380 miles1199 nmSouth S
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