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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 1:40:00 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).

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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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: 156° 05' 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"955.98 miWest0° 00' 14.4"0.28 miNorth955.99 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° 01' South, Longitude: 178° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.40 meters/second, 1556.6 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' 33.1"967.09 miWest0° 09' 02.7"10.36 miNorth967.46 mi
24 hours346° 09' 45.7"928.72 miWest3° 59' 01.9"273.84 miNorth975.22 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 AM598 km372 miles323 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Lord Howe Island *Fri 12:40 PM1011 km628 miles546 nmSouth-southeast SSE
NoumeaFri 12:40 PM1068 km664 miles577 nmEast E
CairnsFri 11:40 AM1261 km784 miles681 nmWest-northwest WNW
Sydney *Fri 12:40 PM1311 km815 miles708 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port VilaFri 12:40 PM1397 km868 miles754 nmEast-northeast ENE
Canberra *Fri 12:40 PM1535 km954 miles829 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HoniaraFri 12:40 PM1540 km957 miles832 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Port MoresbyFri 11:40 AM1759 km1093 miles950 nmNorthwest NW
Melbourne *Fri 12:40 PM1971 km1225 miles1064 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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