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Day and Night World Map

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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

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Position of the Sun

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 01:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 43' South
Longitude: 160° 31' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.91 meters/second, 1590.9 km/hour, 988.5 miles/hour or 859.0 knots.The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.48 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.48 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.8"988.34 miwest0° 00' 41.0"0.78 minorth988.37 mi
24 hours0° 02' 24.0"2.64 mieast0° 16' 32.5"18.96 minorth19.14 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 01:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 15° 39' South
Longitude: 147° 07' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.70 meters/second, 1543.3 km/hour, 959.0 miles/hour or 833.3 knots.The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.6"15.98 miwest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 minorth15.98 mi
1 hour14° 23' 38.9"958.84 miwest0° 07' 42.8"8.84 minorth959.18 mi
24 hours14° 19' 02.8"953.73 mieast3° 33' 48.5"245.00 minorth992.11 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
LuganvilleThu 12:30 PM750 km466 miles405 nmEast-northeast ENE
NoumeaThu 12:30 PM799 km496 miles431 nmSoutheast SE
Port VilaThu 12:30 PM827 km514 miles446 nmEast E
HoniaraThu 12:30 PM919 km571 miles496 nmNorth N
BrisbaneThu 11:30 AM1326 km824 miles716 nmSouthwest SW
CairnsThu 11:30 AM1570 km975 miles848 nmWest W
Port MoresbyThu 11:30 AM1707 km1061 miles922 nmWest-northwest WNW
SuvaThu 1:30 PM1897 km1178 miles1024 nmEast E
Sydney *Thu 12:30 PM2016 km1252 miles1088 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YarenThu 1:30 PM2026 km1259 miles1094 nmNorth-northeast NNE
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