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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, January 2, 2014 at 01:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 56' South, Longitude: 158° 11' 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"955.39 miwest0° 00' 13.3"0.25 minorth955.40 mi
24 hours0° 06' 59.4"7.43 mieast0° 05' 31.5"6.34 minorth9.77 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° 34' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 425.20 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"950.98 miwest0° 06' 23.8"7.33 minorth951.28 mi
24 hours345° 29' 10.8"959.55 miwest3° 05' 27.5"212.54 minorth990.10 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 AM723 km449 miles390 nmSouthwest SW
NoumeaThu 12:30 PM853 km530 miles461 nmEast E
Lord Howe Island *Thu 12:30 PM960 km596 miles518 nmSouth S
Port VilaThu 12:30 PM1204 km748 miles650 nmEast-northeast ENE
Sydney *Thu 12:30 PM1390 km864 miles751 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CairnsThu 11:30 AM1458 km906 miles787 nmWest-northwest WNW
HoniaraThu 12:30 PM1506 km936 miles813 nmNorth N
Canberra *Thu 12:30 PM1626 km1010 miles878 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port MoresbyThu 11:30 AM1897 km1179 miles1024 nmNorthwest NW
Melbourne *Thu 12:30 PM2077 km1291 miles1122 nmSouthwest SW
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