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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 2:40:00 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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= Night, no twilight (darkest shade)

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Position of the Sun

On Friday, January 31, 2014 at 02:40:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 26' South, Longitude: 143° 21' 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"989.86 miWest0° 00' 41.7"0.80 miNorth989.89 mi
24 hours0° 02' 11.1"2.40 miEast0° 16' 51.9"19.33 miNorth19.48 mi

Position of the Moon

On Friday, January 31, 2014 at 02:40:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 11° 54' South, Longitude: 144° 53' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 436.27 meters/second, 1570.6 km/hour, 975.9 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 miNorth16.27 mi
1 hour14° 24' 57.0"975.76 miWest0° 10' 09.3"11.63 miNorth976.13 mi
24 hours13° 44' 30.3"930.14 miEast4° 21' 45.9"299.84 miNorth983.49 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
NormantonFri 12:40 PM242 km151 miles131 nmWest W
CairnsFri 12:40 PM265 km164 miles143 nmEast-northeast ENE
Port MoresbyFri 12:40 PM976 km606 miles527 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Tennant CreekFri 12:10 PM997 km620 miles538 nmWest-southwest WSW
Alice SpringsFri 12:10 PM1206 km749 miles651 nmSouthwest SW
DarwinFri 12:10 PM1452 km902 miles784 nmWest-northwest WNW
BrisbaneFri 12:40 PM1492 km927 miles805 nmSoutheast SE
JayapuraFri 11:40 AM1672 km1039 miles903 nmNorth N
Sydney *Fri 1:40 PM1983 km1232 miles1071 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Adelaide *Fri 1:10 PM1995 km1240 miles1077 nmSouth-southwest SSW

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