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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 2:30:00 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 02:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 50' South, Longitude: 143° 35' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.55 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"956.00 miWest0° 00' 14.5"0.28 miNorth956.01 mi
24 hours0° 06' 53.5"7.33 miEast0° 05' 59.8"6.88 miNorth10.05 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 3, 2014 at 02:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 13° 53' South, Longitude: 166° 57' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 432.67 meters/second, 1557.6 km/hour, 967.8 miles/hour or 841.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.5"16.13 miWest0° 00' 09.0"0.17 miNorth16.13 mi
1 hour14° 24' 36.7"967.68 miWest0° 09' 07.3"10.45 miNorth968.06 mi
24 hours346° 11' 15.5"927.55 miWest4° 00' 29.4"275.51 miNorth974.53 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LongreachFri 12:30 PM96 km60 miles52 nmSoutheast SE
CairnsFri 12:30 PM694 km431 miles375 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Alice SpringsFri 12:00 Noon997 km619 miles538 nmWest W
BrisbaneFri 12:30 PM1081 km672 miles584 nmEast-southeast ESE
Adelaide *Fri 1:00 PM1425 km885 miles769 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Sydney *Fri 1:30 PM1432 km890 miles773 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Canberra *Fri 1:30 PM1481 km920 miles800 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port MoresbyFri 12:30 PM1530 km951 miles826 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Melbourne *Fri 1:30 PM1666 km1035 miles899 nmSouth S
EuclaFri 11:15 AM1751 km1088 miles946 nmSouthwest SW

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