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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 Friday, January 3, 2014 at 01:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 50' South, Longitude: 155° 48' 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 minorth956.06 mi
24 hours0° 06' 53.7"7.33 mieast0° 05' 58.9"6.86 minorth10.04 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 3, 2014 at 01:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 14° 00' South, Longitude: 178° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.41 meters/second, 1556.7 km/hour, 967.3 miles/hour or 840.5 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' 33.2"967.17 miwest0° 09' 02.8"10.37 minorth967.54 mi
24 hours346° 09' 47.7"928.76 miwest3° 59' 03.7"273.90 minorth975.28 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BrisbaneFri 11:40 AM584 km363 miles315 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Lord Howe Island *Fri 12:40 PM1019 km633 miles550 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NoumeaFri 12:40 PM1097 km682 miles593 nmEast E
CairnsFri 11:40 AM1236 km768 miles668 nmWest-northwest WNW
Sydney *Fri 12:40 PM1302 km809 miles703 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port VilaFri 12:40 PM1424 km885 miles769 nmEast-northeast ENE
Canberra *Fri 12:40 PM1523 km947 miles823 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HoniaraFri 12:40 PM1549 km962 miles836 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port MoresbyFri 11:40 AM1743 km1083 miles941 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Melbourne *Fri 12:40 PM1957 km1216 miles1056 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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