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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 = Thursday, January 30, 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 Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 02:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 42' South, Longitude: 145° 48' East

The ground speed is currently 441.94 meters/second, 1591.0 kilometres/hour, 988.6 miles/hour or 859.1 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' 59.9"16.48 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miNorth16.48 mi
1 hour14° 59' 53.8"988.33 miWest0° 00' 41.0"0.78 miNorth988.36 mi
24 hours0° 02' 23.5"2.63 miEast0° 16' 33.2"18.97 miNorth19.15 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 30, 2014 at 02:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 15° 32' South, Longitude: 132° 60' East

The ground speed is currently 428.98 meters/second, 1544.3 kilometres/hour, 959.6 miles/hour or 833.9 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' 23.6"15.99 miWest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 miNorth15.99 mi
1 hour14° 23' 41.3"959.41 miWest0° 07' 49.4"8.97 miNorth959.75 mi
24 hours14° 17' 50.1"952.91 miEast3° 36' 06.9"247.62 miNorth991.96 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
GordonvaleThu 12:30 PM68 km42 miles37 nmNorth N
CairnsThu 12:30 PM87 km54 miles47 nmNorth N
TownsvilleThu 12:30 PM202 km126 miles109 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port MoresbyThu 12:30 PM926 km575 miles500 nmNorth N
BrisbaneThu 12:30 PM1311 km814 miles708 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Alice SpringsThu 12:00 Noon1407 km874 miles760 nmWest-southwest WSW
DarwinThu 12:00 Noon1709 km1062 miles923 nmWest-northwest WNW
JayapuraThu 11:30 AM1768 km1099 miles955 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HoniaraThu 1:30 PM1783 km1108 miles963 nmEast-northeast ENE
Sydney *Thu 1:30 PM1869 km1162 miles1009 nmSouth-southeast SSE

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