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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

UTC time = Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 1:30:00 AM.

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Sun symbol = The Sun's position directly overhead (zenith) in relation to an observer.

Moon symbol = The Moon's position at its zenith in relation to an observer (Moon phase is not shown).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 01:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 56' South, Longitude: 158° 28' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.25 meters/second, 1538.1 km/hour, 955.7 miles/hour or 830.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.93 miWest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 miNorth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.3"955.32 miWest0° 00' 13.3"0.25 miNorth955.33 mi
24 hours0° 06' 59.4"7.43 miEast0° 05' 31.5"6.34 miNorth9.76 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 2, 2014 at 01:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 07' South, Longitude: 166° 50' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.19 meters/second, 1530.7 km/hour, 951.1 miles/hour or 826.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.0"15.85 miWest0° 00' 06.2"0.12 miNorth15.85 mi
1 hour14° 23' 02.5"950.91 miWest0° 06' 23.7"7.33 miNorth951.21 mi
24 hours345° 29' 09.0"959.50 miWest3° 05' 24.4"212.47 miNorth990.04 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BrisbaneThu 11:30 AM743 km462 miles401 nmSouthwest SW
NoumeaThu 12:30 PM824 km512 miles445 nmEast E
Lord Howe Island *Thu 12:30 PM958 km595 miles517 nmSouth S
Port VilaThu 12:30 PM1178 km732 miles636 nmEast-northeast ENE
Sydney *Thu 12:30 PM1403 km872 miles758 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CairnsThu 11:30 AM1484 km922 miles801 nmWest-northwest WNW
HoniaraThu 12:30 PM1503 km934 miles811 nmNorth N
Canberra *Thu 12:30 PM1641 km1020 miles886 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port MoresbyThu 11:30 AM1916 km1190 miles1034 nmNorthwest NW
Melbourne *Thu 12:30 PM2094 km1301 miles1130 nmSouthwest SW

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