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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 1:50:00 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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= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, January 31, 2014 at 01:50:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 26' South, Longitude: 155° 51' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.60 meters/second, 1593.4 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"989.81 miWest0° 00' 41.7"0.80 miNorth989.84 mi
24 hours0° 02' 11.6"2.41 miEast0° 16' 51.2"19.32 miNorth19.47 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 31, 2014 at 01:50:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 12° 02' South, Longitude: 156° 54' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.02 meters/second, 1569.7 km/hour, 975.3 miles/hour or 847.6 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 miNorth16.26 mi
1 hour14° 24' 54.1"975.20 miWest0° 10' 05.3"11.56 miNorth975.57 mi
24 hours13° 45' 43.1"931.03 miEast4° 20' 33.8"298.47 miNorth983.99 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
HoniaraFri 12:50 PM991 km616 miles535 nmNorth-northeast NNE
CairnsFri 11:50 AM1072 km666 miles579 nmWest W
BrisbaneFri 11:50 AM1148 km713 miles620 nmSouth-southwest SSW
NoumeaFri 12:50 PM1232 km765 miles665 nmEast-southeast ESE
Port MoresbyFri 11:50 AM1288 km800 miles695 nmNorthwest NW
Port VilaFri 12:50 PM1324 km823 miles715 nmEast E
Sydney *Fri 12:50 PM1878 km1167 miles1014 nmSouth-southwest SSW
Canberra *Fri 12:50 PM2086 km1296 miles1126 nmSouth-southwest SSW
YarenFri 1:50 PM2228 km1384 miles1203 nmNortheast NE
JayapuraFri 10:50 AM2335 km1451 miles1261 nmNorthwest NW

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