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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 Friday, January 31, 2014 at 02:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 26' South, Longitude: 148° 04' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.61 meters/second, 1593.4 km/hour, 990.1 miles/hour or 860.4 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"989.91 miwest0° 00' 41.7"0.80 minorth989.94 mi
24 hours0° 02' 11.3"2.41 mieast0° 16' 51.6"19.33 minorth19.48 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 31, 2014 at 02:20:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 57' South, Longitude: 149° 26' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.17 meters/second, 1570.2 km/hour, 975.7 miles/hour or 847.9 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 24.8"16.26 miwest0° 00' 10.0"0.19 minorth16.26 mi
1 hour14° 24' 55.8"975.62 miwest0° 10' 07.8"11.61 minorth975.99 mi
24 hours13° 44' 57.9"930.54 mieast4° 21' 18.8"299.35 minorth983.75 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
TownsvilleFri 12:20 PM238 km148 miles129 nmSouthwest SW
CairnsFri 12:20 PM250 km155 miles135 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port MoresbyFri 12:20 PM888 km552 miles480 nmNorth N
BrisbaneFri 12:20 PM1223 km760 miles660 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HoniaraFri 1:20 PM1561 km970 miles843 nmEast-northeast ENE
Alice SpringsFri 11:50 AM1634 km1015 miles882 nmWest-southwest WSW
JayapuraFri 11:20 AM1833 km1139 miles990 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Sydney *Fri 1:20 PM1847 km1148 miles997 nmSouth S
DarwinFri 11:50 AM1932 km1200 miles1043 nmWest-northwest WNW
Canberra *Fri 1:20 PM1980 km1231 miles1069 nmSouth S
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