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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 = Friday, January 31, 2014 at 1:40:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, January 31, 2014 at 01:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 26' South, Longitude: 158° 21' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.59 meters/second, 1593.3 km/hour, 990.1 miles/hour or 860.3 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.50 miWest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 miNorth16.50 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.3"989.80 miWest0° 00' 41.7"0.80 miNorth989.83 mi
24 hours0° 02' 11.6"2.41 miEast0° 16' 51.1"19.32 miNorth19.47 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 31, 2014 at 01:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 04' South, Longitude: 159° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 435.97 meters/second, 1569.5 km/hour, 975.2 miles/hour or 847.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.8"16.25 miWest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 miNorth16.25 mi
1 hour14° 24' 53.5"975.09 miWest0° 10' 04.5"11.54 miNorth975.46 mi
24 hours13° 45' 57.6"931.21 miEast4° 20' 19.2"298.19 miNorth984.08 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HoniaraFri 12:40 PM903 km561 miles488 nmNorth-northeast NNE
LuganvilleFri 12:40 PM967 km601 miles522 nmEast-northeast ENE
NoumeaFri 12:40 PM1003 km623 miles541 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port VilaFri 12:40 PM1059 km658 miles572 nmEast E
BrisbaneFri 11:40 AM1238 km769 miles668 nmSouth-southwest SSW
CairnsFri 11:40 AM1338 km831 miles722 nmWest W
Port MoresbyFri 11:40 AM1496 km929 miles808 nmNorthwest NW
Sydney *Fri 12:40 PM1954 km1214 miles1055 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YarenFri 1:40 PM2093 km1300 miles1130 nmNorth-northeast NNE
SuvaFri 1:40 PM2130 km1323 miles1150 nmEast E

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