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Day and Night World Map

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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 02:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 17° 26' South
Longitude: 145° 34' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.62 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"989.92 miwest0° 00' 41.7"0.80 minorth989.95 mi
24 hours0° 02' 11.2"2.41 mieast0° 16' 51.8"19.33 minorth19.48 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 31, 2014 at 02:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at these coordinates:
Latitude: 11° 55' South
Longitude: 147° 01' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.22 meters/second, 1570.4 km/hour, 975.8 miles/hour or 848.0 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' 56.4"975.73 miwest0° 10' 08.5"11.62 minorth976.10 mi
24 hours13° 44' 43.2"930.37 mieast4° 21' 33.3"299.62 minorth983.65 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

The following table shows 10 locations with Sun near zenith position in the sky.
LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsFri 12:30 PM61 km38 miles33 nmNorth-northeast NNE
TownsvilleFri 12:30 PM237 km147 miles128 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port MoresbyFri 12:30 PM900 km559 miles486 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BrisbaneFri 12:30 PM1350 km839 miles729 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Alice SpringsFri 12:00 Noon1402 km871 miles757 nmWest-southwest WSW
DarwinFri 12:00 Noon1676 km1041 miles905 nmWest-northwest WNW
JayapuraFri 11:30 AM1731 km1075 miles935 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HoniaraFri 1:30 PM1791 km1113 miles967 nmEast-northeast ENE
Sydney *Fri 1:30 PM1906 km1184 miles1029 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Canberra *Fri 1:30 PM2009 km1248 miles1085 nmSouth S
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