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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 Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 14:34:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 57' South, Longitude: 37° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.19 meters/second, 1537.9 km/hour, 955.6 miles/hour or 830.4 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.93 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 minorth15.93 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.4"955.18 miwest0° 00' 13.0"0.25 minorth955.20 mi
24 hours0° 06' 58.5"7.41 mieast0° 05' 25.5"6.22 minorth9.68 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 14:34:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 13' North, Longitude: 171° 08' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.18 meters/second, 1606.3 km/hour, 998.1 miles/hour or 867.3 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.5"16.63 miwest0° 00' 10.5"0.20 misouth16.63 mi
1 hour14° 32' 33.3"997.97 miwest0° 10' 36.9"12.16 misouth998.24 mi
24 hours10° 59' 27.5"754.26 mieast4° 24' 02.2"302.38 misouth815.31 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Vitória *Tue 12:34 PM410 km255 miles221 nmNorthwest NW
Niterói *Tue 12:34 PM568 km353 miles307 nmWest W
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 12:34 PM576 km358 miles311 nmWest W
São Paulo *Tue 12:34 PM930 km578 miles502 nmWest W
SalvadorTue 11:34 AM1109 km689 miles599 nmNorth N
Brasilia *Tue 12:34 PM1342 km834 miles724 nmNorthwest NW
RecifeTue 11:34 AM1668 km1037 miles901 nmNorth N
Asuncion *Tue 11:34 AM2055 km1277 miles1110 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaTue 11:34 AM2127 km1322 miles1149 nmNorth N
Montevideo *Tue 12:34 PM2240 km1392 miles1209 nmSouthwest SW
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