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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 areas of the Earth are in daylight and which are in night.

Map showing day and night parts of the world

UTC time = Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 2:34:00 PM.

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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 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 is currently 427.19 meters/second, 1537.9 kilometres/hour, 955.6 miles/hour or 830.4 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Sun 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 is currently 446.18 meters/second, 1606.3 kilometres/hour, 998.1 miles/hour or 867.3 nautical miles/hour (knots). The table below shows position of the the Moon 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 Its Zenith

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

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LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Vitória *Tue 12:34 PM408 km253 miles220 nmNorthwest NW
Niterói *Tue 12:34 PM569 km354 miles307 nmWest W
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 12:34 PM576 km358 miles311 nmWest W
Petrópolis *Tue 12:34 PM578 km359 miles312 nmWest W
São Paulo *Tue 12:34 PM930 km578 miles502 nmWest W
SalvadorTue 11:34 AM1108 km688 miles598 nmNorth N
Brasilia *Tue 12:34 PM1342 km834 miles724 nmNorthwest NW
RecifeTue 11:34 AM1673 km1039 miles903 nmNorth N
Asuncion *Tue 11:34 AM2055 km1277 miles1110 nmWest-southwest WSW
FortalezaTue 11:34 AM2129 km1323 miles1150 nmNorth N

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