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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 Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 13:08:00 UTC the Sun is at its zenith at Latitude: 22° 46' South, Longitude: 15° 50' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 427.77 meters/second, 1540.0 km/hour, 956.9 miles/hour or 831.5 knots. The table below shows the Sun position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 59.7"15.95 miwest0° 00' 00.3"0.00 minorth15.95 mi
1 hour14° 59' 42.9"956.47 miwest0° 00' 15.1"0.29 minorth956.49 mi
24 hours0° 06' 48.0"7.23 mieast0° 06' 18.2"7.23 minorth10.23 mi

Position of the Moon

On Thursday, January 3, 2013 at 13:08:00 UTC the Moon is at its zenith at Latitude: 1° 31' South, Longitude: 128° 11' West

The ground speed of the movement is currently 449.22 meters/second, 1617.2 km/hour, 1004.9 miles/hour or 873.2 knots. The table below shows the Moon position compared to the time and date above:

TimeLongitude differenceLatitude differenceTotal
laterDegreesDistanceDirectionDegreesDistanceDirectionDistance
1 minute0° 14' 31.8"16.75 miwest0° 00' 11.5"0.22 misouth16.75 mi
1 hour14° 31' 51.8"1004.77 miwest0° 11' 37.6"13.31 misouth1004.82 mi
24 hours11° 26' 33.2"791.22 mieast4° 37' 52.6"318.22 misouth851.23 mi

Locations with the Sun near zenith

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

LocationLocal timeDistanceDirection
JamestownThu 1:08 PM1305 km811 miles705 nmNortheast NE
RecifeThu 10:08 AM2604 km1618 miles1406 nmNorthwest NW
SalvadorThu 10:08 AM2629 km1633 miles1419 nmWest-northwest WNW
Rio de Janeiro *Thu 11:08 AM2802 km1741 miles1513 nmWest W
São Paulo *Thu 11:08 AM3148 km1956 miles1700 nmWest W
FortalezaThu 10:08 AM3230 km2007 miles1744 nmNorthwest NW
MonroviaThu 1:08 PM3264 km2028 miles1762 nmNorth N
AbidjanThu 1:08 PM3363 km2090 miles1816 nmNorth-northeast NNE
Windhoek *Thu 3:08 PM3378 km2099 miles1824 nmEast E
Brasilia *Thu 11:08 AM3448 km2142 miles1862 nmWest W
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