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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 Monday, November 4, 2013 at 01:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 22' South, Longitude: 150° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 447.33 meters/second, 1610.4 km/hour, 1000.7 miles/hour or 869.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 15' 00.0"16.68 miwest0° 00' 00.8"0.01 misouth16.68 mi
1 hour14° 59' 59.4"1000.46 miwest0° 00' 46.1"0.88 misouth1000.43 mi
24 hours0° 00' 18.5"0.35 mieast0° 18' 21.7"21.04 misouth21.04 mi

Position of the Moon

On Monday, November 4, 2013 at 01:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 16° 27' South, Longitude: 158° 14' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.02 meters/second, 1540.9 km/hour, 957.4 miles/hour or 832.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 25.7"15.96 miwest0° 00' 06.5"0.13 misouth15.96 mi
1 hour14° 25' 39.3"957.18 miwest0° 06' 34.6"7.54 misouth956.94 mi
24 hours14° 00' 20.7"929.20 mieast2° 07' 03.9"145.64 misouth935.32 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsMon 11:40 AM574 km357 miles310 nmWest-southwest WSW
Port MoresbyMon 11:40 AM769 km478 miles415 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HoniaraMon 12:40 PM1183 km735 miles639 nmEast-northeast ENE
BrisbaneMon 11:40 AM1357 km843 miles733 nmSouth S
JayapuraMon 10:40 AM1807 km1123 miles976 nmNorthwest NW
Port VilaMon 12:40 PM1877 km1166 miles1013 nmEast E
Alice SpringsMon 11:10 AM2009 km1248 miles1085 nmWest-southwest WSW
Sydney *Mon 12:40 PM2048 km1273 miles1106 nmSouth S
DarwinMon 11:10 AM2191 km1361 miles1183 nmWest W
Canberra *Mon 12:40 PM2213 km1375 miles1195 nmSouth S
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