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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 29, 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).

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= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 01:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 59' South, Longitude: 160° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.24 meters/second, 1588.5 km/hour, 987.0 miles/hour or 857.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.45 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miNorth16.45 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.2"986.76 miWest0° 00' 40.1"0.77 miNorth986.79 mi
24 hours0° 02' 36.1"2.85 miEast0° 16' 13.5"18.60 miNorth18.81 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 29, 2014 at 01:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 18° 08' South, Longitude: 132° 41' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 422.84 meters/second, 1522.2 km/hour, 945.9 miles/hour or 821.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.0"15.76 miWest0° 00' 04.6"0.09 miNorth15.76 mi
1 hour14° 23' 00.4"945.61 miWest0° 04' 40.3"5.36 miNorth945.83 mi
24 hours14° 41' 58.6"966.38 miEast2° 28' 07.8"169.77 miNorth987.57 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LuganvilleWed 12:30 PM737 km458 miles398 nmEast-northeast ENE
NoumeaWed 12:30 PM760 km472 miles410 nmSoutheast SE
Port VilaWed 12:30 PM801 km498 miles433 nmEast E
HoniaraWed 12:30 PM951 km591 miles513 nmNorth N
BrisbaneWed 11:30 AM1316 km818 miles710 nmSouthwest SW
CairnsWed 11:30 AM1596 km991 miles862 nmWest W
Port MoresbyWed 11:30 AM1744 km1084 miles942 nmWest-northwest WNW
SuvaWed 1:30 PM1870 km1162 miles1010 nmEast E
Sydney *Wed 12:30 PM2000 km1243 miles1080 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YarenWed 1:30 PM2044 km1270 miles1104 nmNorth-northeast NNE

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