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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 Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 01:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 04' South
Longitude: 148° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.99 meters/second, 1612.8 km/hour, 1002.1 miles/hour or 870.8 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.70 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 misouth16.70 mi
1 hour15° 00' 00.0"1002.00 miwest0° 00' 46.7"0.89 misouth1001.97 mi
24 hours0° 00' 06.3"0.12 mieast0° 18' 36.7"21.33 misouth21.33 mi

Position of the Moon

On Sunday, November 3, 2013 at 01:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 13° 23' South
Longitude: 142° 10' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 434.99 meters/second, 1566.0 km/hour, 973.1 miles/hour or 845.6 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 27.3"16.22 miwest0° 00' 08.7"0.17 misouth16.22 mi
1 hour14° 27' 21.1"972.89 miwest0° 08' 41.0"9.95 misouth972.65 mi
24 hours13° 23' 38.3"901.44 mieast3° 05' 24.4"212.47 misouth920.08 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsSun 11:50 AM324 km201 miles175 nmSouthwest SW
Port MoresbySun 11:50 AM629 km391 miles340 nmNorth N
LaeSun 11:50 AM930 km578 miles502 nmNorth N
HoniaraSun 12:50 PM1430 km889 miles772 nmEast-northeast ENE
BrisbaneSun 11:50 AM1464 km910 miles791 nmSouth-southeast SSE
JayapuraSun 10:50 AM1607 km998 miles868 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Alice SpringsSun 11:20 AM1774 km1102 miles958 nmSouthwest SW
DarwinSun 11:20 AM1890 km1174 miles1020 nmWest W
Sydney *Sun 12:50 PM2105 km1308 miles1137 nmSouth S
Port VilaSun 12:50 PM2176 km1352 miles1175 nmEast E
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