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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Saturday, January 4, 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 Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 01:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 44' South, Longitude: 158° 41' East

The ground speed is currently 427.85 meters/second, 1540.3 kilometres/hour, 957.1 miles/hour or 831.7 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.95 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.00 miNorth15.95 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.9"956.67 miWest0° 00' 15.5"0.30 miNorth956.69 mi
24 hours0° 06' 47.6"7.23 miEast0° 06' 25.7"7.37 miNorth10.33 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, January 4, 2014 at 01:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 10° 03' South, Longitude: 164° 48' West

The ground speed is currently 439.69 meters/second, 1582.9 kilometres/hour, 983.5 miles/hour or 854.7 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude DifferenceLatitude DifferenceTotal
LaterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"16.39 miWest0° 00' 10.7"0.21 miNorth16.39 mi
1 hour14° 26' 20.2"983.43 miWest0° 10' 47.0"12.35 miNorth983.78 mi
24 hours13° 07' 53.0"894.39 miEast4° 30' 18.2"309.59 miNorth951.45 mi

Locations With the Sun Near Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
BrisbaneSat 11:30 AM775 km482 miles418 nmSouthwest SW
NoumeaSat 12:30 PM799 km497 miles432 nmEast E
Lord Howe Island *Sat 12:30 PM978 km608 miles528 nmSouth S
Port VilaSat 12:30 PM1147 km713 miles620 nmEast-northeast ENE
Sydney *Sat 12:30 PM1434 km891 miles774 nmSouth-southwest SSW
HoniaraSat 12:30 PM1479 km919 miles799 nmNorth N
CairnsSat 11:30 AM1497 km930 miles808 nmWest-northwest WNW
Canberra *Sat 12:30 PM1671 km1038 miles902 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Port MoresbySat 11:30 AM1915 km1190 miles1034 nmNorthwest NW
Suva *Sat 2:30 PM2120 km1317 miles1145 nmEast E

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