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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 = Friday, January 3, 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 Friday, January 3, 2014 at 01:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 50' South, Longitude: 158° 35' 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"955.97 miWest0° 00' 14.4"0.28 miNorth955.99 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 Latitude: 14° 02' South, Longitude: 178° 39' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.35 meters/second, 1556.5 km/hour, 967.1 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"966.97 miWest0° 09' 01.8"10.35 miNorth967.34 mi
24 hours13° 50' 32.2"928.95 miEast3° 58' 44.2"273.50 miNorth975.36 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 AM759 km472 miles410 nmSouthwest SW
NoumeaFri 12:30 PM811 km504 miles438 nmEast E
Lord Howe Island *Fri 12:30 PM967 km601 miles522 nmSouth S
Port VilaFri 12:30 PM1163 km723 miles628 nmEast-northeast ENE
Sydney *Fri 12:30 PM1418 km881 miles766 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CairnsFri 11:30 AM1491 km926 miles805 nmWest-northwest WNW
HoniaraFri 12:30 PM1491 km927 miles805 nmNorth N
Canberra *Fri 12:30 PM1656 km1029 miles894 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port MoresbyFri 11:30 AM1916 km1190 miles1034 nmNorthwest NW
Melbourne *Fri 12:30 PM2109 km1310 miles1139 nmSouthwest SW

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