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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 2:20:00 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 02:20:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 26' South, Longitude: 148° 21' 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"989.84 miWest0° 00' 41.7"0.80 miNorth989.87 mi
24 hours0° 02' 11.3"2.41 miEast0° 16' 51.6"19.32 miNorth19.47 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° 42' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.17 meters/second, 1570.2 km/hour, 975.7 miles/hour or 847.8 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' 55.7"975.54 miWest0° 10' 07.6"11.60 miNorth975.91 mi
24 hours13° 44' 59.4"930.50 miEast4° 21' 17.2"299.30 miNorth983.69 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsFri 12:20 PM279 km173 miles151 nmWest-northwest WNW
Port MoresbyFri 12:20 PM892 km554 miles482 nmNorth N
BrisbaneFri 12:20 PM1211 km752 miles654 nmSouth-southeast SSE
HoniaraFri 1:20 PM1537 km955 miles830 nmNortheast NE
Alice SpringsFri 11:50 AM1658 km1031 miles896 nmWest-southwest WSW
Sydney *Fri 1:20 PM1843 km1145 miles995 nmSouth S
JayapuraFri 11:20 AM1847 km1148 miles997 nmNorth-northwest NNW
DarwinFri 11:50 AM1960 km1218 miles1058 nmWest-northwest WNW
Canberra *Fri 1:20 PM1979 km1230 miles1069 nmSouth S
Port VilaFri 1:20 PM2119 km1317 miles1144 nmEast E

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