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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 = Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 3:30:00 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).

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 03:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 15' South, Longitude: 129° 08' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 429.36 meters/second, 1545.7 km/hour, 960.4 miles/hour or 834.6 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"16.01 miWest0° 00' 00.3"0.01 miNorth16.01 mi
1 hour14° 59' 44.1"960.05 miWest0° 00' 20.0"0.38 miNorth960.07 mi
24 hours0° 06' 17.6"6.72 miEast0° 08' 14.2"9.45 miNorth11.59 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 8, 2014 at 03:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 8° 19' North, Longitude: 144° 23' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 444.16 meters/second, 1599.0 km/hour, 993.5 miles/hour or 863.4 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 30.8"16.56 miWest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 miNorth16.56 mi
1 hour14° 30' 51.7"993.43 miWest0° 09' 56.5"11.39 miNorth993.29 mi
24 hours11° 37' 06.7"795.24 miEast3° 42' 21.0"254.70 miNorth830.93 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Alice SpringsWed 1:00 PM512 km318 miles276 nmEast-southeast ESE
Tennant CreekWed 1:00 PM599 km372 miles324 nmEast-northeast ENE
EuclaWed 12:15 PM1044 km649 miles564 nmSouth S
DarwinWed 1:00 PM1099 km683 miles593 nmNorth N
DiliWed 12:30 PM1563 km971 miles844 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Adelaide *Wed 2:00 PM1680 km1044 miles907 nmSouth-southeast SSE
PerthWed 11:30 AM1697 km1055 miles917 nmSouthwest SW
CairnsWed 1:30 PM1841 km1144 miles994 nmEast-northeast ENE
DenpasarWed 11:30 AM2118 km1316 miles1143 nmNorthwest NW
MakassarWed 11:30 AM2164 km1345 miles1169 nmNorth-northwest NNW

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