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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 Friday, January 3, 2014 at 01:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 22° 50' South
Longitude: 158° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.54 meters/second, 1539.2 km/hour, 956.4 miles/hour or 831.1 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.94 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 minorth15.94 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.5"956.04 miwest0° 00' 14.4"0.28 minorth956.05 mi
24 hours0° 06' 53.8"7.33 mieast0° 05' 58.7"6.86 minorth10.04 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 3, 2014 at 01:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 14° 02' South
Longitude: 178° 55' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.36 meters/second, 1556.5 km/hour, 967.2 miles/hour or 840.4 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"16.12 miwest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 minorth16.12 mi
1 hour14° 24' 32.4"967.05 miwest0° 09' 01.9"10.35 minorth967.42 mi
24 hours13° 50' 30.2"928.99 mieast3° 58' 46.1"273.56 minorth975.41 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BrisbaneFri 11:30 AM738 km459 miles399 nmSouthwest SW
NoumeaFri 12:30 PM841 km523 miles454 nmEast E
Lord Howe Island *Fri 12:30 PM969 km602 miles523 nmSouth S
Port VilaFri 12:30 PM1189 km739 miles642 nmEast-northeast ENE
Sydney *Fri 12:30 PM1405 km873 miles758 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CairnsFri 11:30 AM1465 km910 miles791 nmWest-northwest WNW
HoniaraFri 12:30 PM1494 km929 miles807 nmNorth N
Canberra *Fri 12:30 PM1641 km1020 miles886 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port MoresbyFri 11:30 AM1897 km1179 miles1024 nmNorthwest NW
Melbourne *Fri 12:30 PM2093 km1300 miles1130 nmSouthwest SW
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