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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 = Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 2:44:00 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).

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Position of the Sun

On Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 14:44:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 57' South, Longitude: 40° 04' 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"955.19 miWest0° 00' 13.0"0.25 miNorth955.20 mi
24 hours0° 06' 58.5"7.41 miEast0° 05' 25.7"6.22 miNorth9.68 mi

Position of the Moon

On Tuesday, January 1, 2013 at 14:44:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 7° 11' North, Longitude: 173° 34' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 446.21 meters/second, 1606.4 km/hour, 998.1 miles/hour or 867.4 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 miSouth16.64 mi
1 hour14° 32' 33.3"998.03 miWest0° 10' 37.4"12.17 miSouth998.30 mi
24 hours10° 59' 28.9"754.33 miEast4° 24' 09.6"302.52 miSouth815.42 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Campos *Tue 12:44 PM186 km115 miles100 nmNorthwest NW
Macaé *Tue 12:44 PM187 km116 miles101 nmWest-northwest WNW
Vitória *Tue 12:44 PM295 km183 miles159 nmNorth N
Niterói *Tue 12:44 PM313 km194 miles169 nmWest W
Rio de Janeiro *Tue 12:44 PM320 km199 miles173 nmWest W
Belo Horizonte *Tue 12:44 PM524 km325 miles283 nmNorthwest NW
Santos *Tue 12:44 PM650 km404 miles351 nmWest W
São Paulo *Tue 12:44 PM675 km420 miles365 nmWest W
SalvadorTue 11:44 AM1116 km693 miles603 nmNorth N
Brasilia *Tue 12:44 PM1141 km709 miles616 nmNorthwest NW

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