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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

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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° 32' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 441.94 meters/second, 1591.0 km/hour, 988.6 miles/hour or 859.1 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"988.40 miwest0° 00' 41.0"0.78 minorth988.43 mi
24 hours0° 02' 23.5"2.63 mieast0° 16' 33.2"18.98 minorth19.16 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° 44' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 428.99 meters/second, 1544.4 km/hour, 959.6 miles/hour or 833.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 23.6"15.99 miwest0° 00' 07.7"0.15 minorth15.99 mi
1 hour14° 23' 41.5"959.48 miwest0° 07' 49.6"8.97 minorth959.83 mi
24 hours14° 17' 48.7"952.96 mieast3° 36' 09.5"247.69 minorth992.03 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsThu 12:30 PM91 km56 miles49 nmNorth-northeast NNE
TownsvilleThu 12:30 PM215 km133 miles116 nmSoutheast SE
Port MoresbyThu 12:30 PM931 km578 miles503 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BrisbaneThu 12:30 PM1327 km825 miles717 nmSoutheast SE
Alice SpringsThu 12:00 Noon1383 km859 miles747 nmWest-southwest WSW
DarwinThu 12:00 Noon1681 km1044 miles908 nmWest-northwest WNW
JayapuraThu 11:30 AM1759 km1093 miles950 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HoniaraThu 1:30 PM1809 km1124 miles977 nmEast-northeast ENE
Sydney *Thu 1:30 PM1878 km1167 miles1014 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Canberra *Thu 1:30 PM1980 km1230 miles1069 nmSouth S
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