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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 Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 02:30:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 17° 09' South, Longitude: 145° 36' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 443.29 meters/second, 1595.9 km/hour, 991.6 miles/hour or 861.7 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.9"16.53 miwest0° 00' 00.7"0.01 minorth16.53 mi
1 hour14° 59' 54.7"991.44 miwest0° 00' 42.5"0.81 minorth991.47 mi
24 hours0° 01' 58.9"2.18 mieast0° 17' 09.9"19.67 minorth19.80 mi

Position of the Moon

On Saturday, February 1, 2014 at 02:30:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 34' South, Longitude: 160° 46' East

The ground speed of the movement is currently 442.68 meters/second, 1593.6 km/hour, 990.2 miles/hour or 860.5 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 26.3"16.50 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 minorth16.51 mi
1 hour14° 26' 23.8"990.21 miwest0° 11' 33.3"13.23 minorth990.52 mi
24 hours13° 10' 24.4"903.37 mieast4° 44' 40.9"326.05 minorth964.09 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
CairnsSat 12:30 PM31 km19 miles17 nmNortheast NE
Port MoresbySat 12:30 PM869 km540 miles469 nmNorth-northeast NNE
BrisbaneSat 12:30 PM1374 km854 miles742 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Alice SpringsSat 12:00 Noon1422 km884 miles768 nmWest-southwest WSW
DarwinSat 12:00 Noon1670 km1038 miles902 nmWest-northwest WNW
JayapuraSat 11:30 AM1703 km1058 miles919 nmNorth-northwest NNW
HoniaraSat 1:30 PM1773 km1102 miles957 nmEast-northeast ENE
Sydney *Sat 1:30 PM1934 km1202 miles1045 nmSouth-southeast SSE
Canberra *Sat 1:30 PM2039 km1267 miles1101 nmSouth S
Adelaide *Sat 1:00 PM2090 km1298 miles1128 nmSouth-southwest SSW
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