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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 2:30:00 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).

= Civil Twilight (lightest shade)

= Nautical Twilight

= Astronomical Twilight

= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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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 Latitude: 17° 26' South, Longitude: 145° 51' 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"989.85 miWest0° 00' 41.7"0.80 miNorth989.88 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 Latitude: 11° 56' South, Longitude: 147° 18' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.22 meters/second, 1570.4 km/hour, 975.8 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' 56.3"975.65 miWest0° 10' 08.5"11.62 miNorth976.02 mi
24 hours13° 44' 44.9"930.32 miEast4° 21' 31.7"299.57 miNorth983.59 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 PM57 km35 miles31 nmNorth N
TownsvilleFri 12:30 PM227 km141 miles123 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Port MoresbyFri 12:30 PM895 km556 miles483 nmNorth N
BrisbaneFri 12:30 PM1334 km829 miles720 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Alice SpringsFri 12:00 Noon1426 km886 miles770 nmWest-southwest WSW
DarwinFri 12:00 Noon1704 km1059 miles920 nmWest-northwest WNW
JayapuraFri 11:30 AM1740 km1081 miles940 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HoniaraFri 1:30 PM1764 km1096 miles953 nmEast-northeast ENE
Sydney *Fri 1:30 PM1898 km1179 miles1025 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Canberra *Fri 1:30 PM2004 km1245 miles1082 nmSouth S

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