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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 Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 14:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 52' South, Longitude: 31° 14' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.47 meters/second, 1538.9 km/hour, 956.2 miles/hour or 830.9 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.94 miwest0° 00' 00.2"0.00 minorth15.94 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.6"955.88 miwest0° 00' 14.0"0.27 minorth955.89 mi
24 hours0° 06' 53.4"7.32 mieast0° 05' 52.3"6.73 minorth9.95 mi

Position of the Moon

On Wednesday, January 2, 2013 at 14:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 2° 54' North, Longitude: 154° 07' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.09 meters/second, 1616.7 km/hour, 1004.6 miles/hour or 873.0 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 32.4"16.74 miwest0° 00' 11.2"0.22 misouth16.74 mi
1 hour14° 32' 25.1"1004.56 miwest0° 11' 20.3"12.98 misouth1004.72 mi
24 hours11° 07' 44.2"768.88 mieast4° 36' 23.9"316.54 misouth832.16 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
Rio de Janeiro *Wed 12:08 PM1226 km762 miles662 nmWest W
SalvadorWed 11:08 AM1337 km831 miles722 nmNorthwest NW
São Paulo *Wed 12:08 PM1578 km980 miles852 nmWest W
RecifeWed 11:08 AM1680 km1044 miles907 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Brasilia *Wed 12:08 PM1915 km1190 miles1034 nmWest-northwest WNW
FortalezaWed 11:08 AM2258 km1403 miles1219 nmNorth-northwest NNW
Asuncion *Wed 11:08 AM2694 km1674 miles1455 nmWest W
Montevideo *Wed 12:08 PM2764 km1717 miles1492 nmSouthwest SW
JamestownWed 2:08 PM2783 km1729 miles1503 nmEast-northeast ENE
Buenos AiresWed 11:08 AM2941 km1828 miles1588 nmWest-southwest WSW
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